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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Food Waste Case Study: Poweshiek County Jail
A study conducted for the Grocery Manufacturers Institute and Food Marketing Institute in 2012 estimated that food waste generated by prisons in the United States equals about 587,863,160 pounds with an estimate of one pound of food waste generated per meal per inmate. The Poweshiek County Jail serves three meals per day per inmate. This data helps with the first step of reducing food waste, an audit.
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