As families face hunger, pandemic changes how many treat food surplus

“For seven years, Ned Cone has been part of a behind-the-scenes operation to rescue surplus food that was on its way to the garbage bin at grocery stores, instead taking it to food pantries or homeless shelters that give to people in need.

But now, in the midst of a pandemic that has put thousands out of work, Cone, a volunteer for Second Helpings Atlanta, feels like the mission has never been more important.”