Keep Charleston Beautiful, Compost Rangers Help Alleviate Local Food Waste

Jan 6, 2017 4:15 PM ET

There’s little doubt that Charleston, South Carolina, has a national reputation as a great “food town.” And, yet, like many cities and towns throughout the U.S., it struggles with an equally prevalent food problem.

Among two food-related issues Charleston aims to address are: 1) lack of accessibility to fresh affordable produce in low socio-economic status neighborhoods, and 2) lack of community-wide education about the benefits of food recycling/composting.

That’s why Keep Charleston Beautiful (KCB) and its volunteers, armed with a Keep America Beautiful/Lowe’s Community Partners Grant, began working with The Compost Rangers in connecting schools, restaurants and local businesses to a grassroots compost initiative in Charleston.

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