So much school food goes wasted, tossed in the trash, uneaten. Each day in the Los Angeles Unified School District, students throw out at least $100,000 worth.
That works out to about 600 tons of organic waste daily, according to a 2015 study.
The district pushed for a new law to help change that — and this week Gov. Jerry Brown signed it.
The law allows campuses to collect unopened items and untouched fruit and donate them to food banks.
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