Rome, Italy, Jan 2, 2018 / 17:00 pm
After rummaging through supermarket dumpsters, 79-year-old Marta loads 90 pounds of edible food onto her bicycle every day. Three times a week she loads her car, and delivers the food to poor families in Casalborgone, a town about 20 miles from Turin. Her charitable work was highlighted in a Dec. 30 story in the Italian newspaper Avvenire.
"It's incredible how much is wasted. They throw out food near its expiration date or if the packaging looks damaged during transport. Recently, for example, there have been oranges. If one is bad, they throw out the whole ten-pound bag. It's shameful," explained Marta, who is retired and lives with her husband in Casalborgone.