“Feed the hungry, not the landfills. Donate don’t dump!”


Gabrielle Posard watched her sister working on a documentary film when a message got stuck in her mind: ‘A quarter of the U.S. Population experiences hunger, yet 40% food produced is wasted.’ At 12 years of age, Gabrielle started talking to grocers about donating food that was near its sell-by-date. To alleviate legal liability concerns, Gabrielle explained that President Clinton signed into law the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, protecting donors. Response has been amazing, impacts immediate. Her network of 4,000 volunteers and partners picks up and distributes 20,000 pounds of food every month. “Food drives used to consist of non-perishable foods, low in nutrition. We get foods with short shelf lives like fresh fruits and vegetables. People are so grateful, they get choked up because fresh produce is so expensive.” Her genius logo has spread throughout San Diego County. Is your City next?


AGE : 12

  • DO IT 50%
  • REACH 65%
  • EFFECTS 75%
  • RISK 30%

Why is Gabri’s legal title “The Big Cheese”? How does she balance the workload with family and friends? How does her family support her? What challenges does she see for youth? And what are the greatest benefits? Find out in this article of the North Coast Current


You get the idea. We’ll add the program at school. And connect with a couple of others.

UN Action Days

  • Food
  • Habitat
  • Environment
  • Human rights
  • Youth Skills

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