Harvesters food bank in Kansas City kicked off a new project to provide unusable produce to Missouri Organic for their composting business. Prior to this initiative the food bank was disposing the rotten produce in the trash, which was destined for area landfills.
The funding for the project was partially provided by a grant. The project included building a concrete pad behind the agency loading area to hold a dumpster, a garage door leading from the loading area to the pad, and a gravel drive leading to Topping Avenue. Harvesters pays Missouri Organic to transport the dumpster to their composting operation. Some of these photos depict the first dumpster provided to the composting business.