GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Food waste contributes to nearly 12% of the total waste in the U.S., according to the Worchester Polytechnic Institute. This accounts for $31 billion worth of food wasted. In Battle Creek, the number of food insecure families in on the rise. These families are hard-working members of society, who simply can't make ends meet. To help the local hunger issue, and also reduce waste, Firekeepers Casino Hotel's food reclamation initiative is helping both.
Jordan Carson received a tour of the FKCH kitchen, where the food reclamation process begins. Chef Michael McFarland of Firekeepers Casino Hotel takes us step by step through the process. Click video above to watch.