Taylor — A chicken Caesar salad from Papa Joe’s Gourmet Market and a Starbucks blueberry Greek yogurt parfait are treats travelers can select at concession areas inside Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
But those are extremely rare delicacies for Krystle Nye, 30, a single mom in Romulus.
The mom of five recently visited a Taylor food pantry where she was able to select them from the shelves of a cooler because of a food recovery program implemented by the airport.
Detroit Metro is one of several airports — including San Francisco International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Denver International Airport and Portland International Airport — committed to reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills while supporting their communities. Detroit Metropolitan Airport has donated nearly 25,000 pounds of food since the program began in July 2016. It collects about 485 pounds a week on average to donate to the Fish and Loaves Community Food Pantry …
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