New State law al­lows schools to do­nate left­overs

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LOS AN­GE­LES — Tons of food thrown out each week by Cal­i­for­nia schools can now go to food banks.

Gov. Jerry Brown this week signed a bill al­low­ing cam­puses to do­nate food that stu­dents got on their trays but didn’t eat. That in­cludes un­touched fruit and un­opened pack­ages.

The Los An­ge­les Times says the Los An­ge­les Uni­fied School Dis­trict pushed for the mea­sure.

The pa­per says kids in the na­tion’s sec­ond­largest school dis­trict throw out about $100,000 worth of un­eaten food each day. That works out to about 600 tons of or­ganic waste daily.

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