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Evan Lutz, founder and CEO of Baltimore-based Hungry Harvest, believes socially conscious business has the power to end food waste and have a real impact on the environment, community and economy. And to help prove his point, he is working to empower conscious consumers to make healthy purchases that benefit both people and the planet.
Through Hungry Harvest, a farm to doorstep produce delivery service on a mission to eliminate food waste and hunger, Lutz and his team are finding homes for surplus produce that doesn’t meet grocery display standards.
The for-profit, which serves up customizable harvest boxes to subscribers, delivers approximately 150,000 pounds of produce per week to subscribers, donation partners and subsides. And as it expands across the country, Hungry Harvest is working to combat the challenges of food waste and food insecurity one city at a time.
Waste360 recently sat down with Lutz to discuss Hungry Harvest’s mission, its customizable box offerings and some of the biggest challenges of combating food waste.