It was just a month ago that we used this space to announce that NFESH and the Georgia Department of Human Services would soon be kicking off the Georgia What A Waste Initiative at nine senior nutrition sites across the State. We are pleased to say that what we predicted would be “a peach of a project” is now in full swing and living up to its billing.
Last week NFESH President Matt Levine traveled to Georgia to meet with and train the project directors of all nine sites in three regions of the Georgia — the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Middle Georgia Regional Commission and Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging. It took him from the sprawling and growing suburbs of Cobb County in the Atlanta area to the heart of remote farmland and peach producing country, where one county is even named Peach. By the end of his visit, all nine programs in the three AAAs had been instructed in understanding the types of waste, measuring it, categorizing it, and entering the information into NFESH’s proprietary software program, The Waste Terminator. He had also had conversations about waste diversion and the value of compost and gardening. All of this is routine operating procedure at the beginning of any What A Waste project, of course. But if you spoke to Matt personally, he would tell you that his Georgia trip was about much more than that. Click to read more.