The City of Alhambra and the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) were awarded a joint grant for regional food recovery efforts. The grant funds will go towards the San Gabriel Valley Regional Food Recovery Program, a collective effort amongst cities in the San Gabriel Valley (SGV) to reduce food waste, mitigate climate change, and feed the region’s food-insecure residents.
Alhambra has been working with food-generating businesses to redirect their excess edible food to food recovery agencies and food insecure individuals since 2021. They launched their Alhambra Recycles Campaign in 2022, an education initiative to increase awareness of their organics recycling and food recovery programs, to supplement their ongoing outreach.
Check out the video below to learn more about the program.