Blaine Church Uses Excess Food to Fertilize Garden for Needy
A small church is trying to cut down on wasted food.
Minnesotans waste millions of tons of food every year. Rather than re-use it to help the hungry or animals, much of what we don’t eat winds up in landfills.
Now, SonLight Church in Blaine is trying to change that. Instead of throwing away the food it’s not able to give away, it composts the leftovers and uses it to fertilize a garden where vegetables are grown to feed the hungry.
The church gives away donated food each Monday at what it calls the “Manna Market.”