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Waste Not, Want Not: Walmart Helps Huntsville Homeless

Ever wonder what happens to food that doesn’t sell by the best-sold-by by date on the package? We’re not talking about expired foods. These are the ones that either need to be cooked that day or frozen. Instead of throwing them out, the Walmart Neighborhood Market on Jordan Lane is donating still-good-but-not-for-long foods to First Stop, an organization devoted to helping homeless people get back on their feet.

In a recent blog post, First Stop employees wrote that the Walmart store manager, Iris Gonzales, is working to build a relationship between the store and the organization.

Part of First Stop’s success revolves around clients who work in the on-site greenhouse to grow vegetables and herbs, in addition to learning to build furniture. You can read more about First Stop here.

First Stop clients also set up a booth outside Walmart to sell the plants. If you’re looking for some young-adult plants to help your garden, head over to the Walmart Neighborhood Market on Jordan Lane from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays.

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About the author

Jessie Harbin

Jessie is a newlywed living in Meridianville with her husband and three dogs. She's learning to sail on their 26-foot sailboat in Guntersville. At the time of publication, nobody has fallen ill because of her cooking.

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