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OUR WORLD:

If food wastage was a country, it would be the third top emitter of CO2 emissions, coming in after the US and China.

OUR NATION:

40% of all edible food in the U.S. goes to waste, costing more than $165 billion each year.

OUR STATE:

More than 36 million tons of food waste was generated in 2011, 96% of which was thrown away into landfills or incinerators.

OUR CITY:

In Los Angeles alone, around 18 million pounds (9,000 tons) of food are disposed of every day.

L.A. KITCHEN RECOVERs OR PURCHASEs FRESH, NUTRITIOUS PRODUCE THAT WOULD OTHERWISE GO TO WASTE.
  
  
  
  
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OUR NATION:

As of May 2016, the national unemployment rate was 4.7%
(7.8 million people)

OUR STATE:

As of May 2016, California's unemployment rate was 5.2%
(994,525 people)

OUR CITY:

As of May 2016, the unemployment rate in Los Angeles was 4.5%
(298,468 people)

Working with youths aging out of foster care, returning citizens, and the newly housed, Empower L.A. provides opportunities for employment in the foodservice industry.
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OUR NATION:

35.7% of adults were obese.
9.3% had diabetes.
31.4% had hypertension.

OUR STATE:

24.7% of adults were obese.
9.9% had diabetes.
28.7% had hypertension.

OUR CITY:

22.2% of adults were obese.
18.3% had diabetes.
49.5% had hypertension.

L.A. Kitchen strives to be the premier high-quality, scratch made nutrition partner for social service agencies and institutions that serve the aging community.
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