LOS ANGELES - Thousands of dollars' worth of food will soon go to local food banks, thanks to the Los Angeles Unified School District and a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Brown signed a law that allows the LAUSD to give uneaten food, like unopened items and untouched fruits, to local food banks instead of throwing it out.
Each day, at least $100,000 worth of food is given up.
Some at the district complain that entrees lose flavor because they're cooked in a central kitchen and then reheated on campuses. Additionally, federal law makes students take food they might not want because the food trays have to meet nutritional guidelines
Thanks to similar legislation recently implemented, many schools have set up share tables, where students can leave unopened and untouched food for their hungrier classmates.
The new law, pushed by the LAUSD, allows share-table leftovers to be given to food banks.
City News Service contributed to this report.