- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

NORTHPORT, Mich. (AP) - Farm animals in Northport are gobbling up food scraps from the local high school.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1l7eMnQ ) that Northport Public School started a program this year that preserves the students’ food waste for local farmers to use. The scraps go the Lord and Lady Farm, where they are used as food for chickens, ducks and pigs.

School board member Nancy Peterson set up the program after being bothered by how much food gets thrown out at the school.

Northport Public School’s Director of Maintenance and Operation said students separate their leftover food from trash. The school also collects scraps from the kitchen.

Officials encouraged other farmers looking for food scraps to contact him.


Information from: Traverse City Record-Eagle, https://www.record-eagle.com

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