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By Sophia Gardner

At the end of every day, hundreds of pounds of food are thrown away in restaurants, supermarkets and bakeries. One local organization is trying to change that, one delivery at a time.

After nearly 30 years, Rachel’s Table, a food rescue and redistribution program of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts, is expanding its services to Hampshire County. The program also delivers to agencies in Hampden and Franklin counties.

The food comes from businesses that would have otherwise thrown it out.

“For restaurants, this would be food that is still in the kitchen. It’s still safe, still good, it just hasn’t left its container,” said Jodi Falk, the director of Rachel’s Table, which has its headquarters in Springfield.

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