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Food Redistribution Pilot Project

Background

The Nutrition and Physical Activity Program received Productivity Investment Funding from Los Angeles County’s Productivity and Quality Commission to launch a pilot project with an existing mobile food recovery app, Copia to increase the efficiency of food redistribution across Los Angeles County. The goal of the project is to connect businesses with community-based organizations who will distribute nutritious food to vulnerable populations. This effort will help close the gap between abundance and need in Los Angeles County.

Because the project will include working with businesses/organizations within incorporated cities, it complements Public Works’ Food Donation and Recovery Outreach Program (DROP) which operates in Unincorporated areas in LA County. This synergy should help city and county public works agencies meet the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)’s edible food recovery reporting requirements.

How Businesess Can Apply for Free Food Donation Services

Through this funding, businesses will benefit from a 12-month free Copia membership subscription, which includes free food donation services. Read about the services offered through the Copia pilot project.

Businesses seeking assistance in managing their surplus food can apply for a free Copia subscription by completing the "Getting to Know You" form.

For more information about the food recovery mobile app, contact:

Bernadet Garcia-Silva, MPH, Program Manager

bsilva@ph.lacounty.gov

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