As a local farm-to-table professional, Lucky Penny Creamery‘s Abbe Turner saw distressing gaps in the local food cycle. From 2010-2012, 1 in 6 Ohio families experienced food insecurity. On any given day, 97,000 children in northeast Ohio are hungry. Yet we generate 35 million tons of food waste annually.
Community food banks provide groceries to the needy, but recipient homes often lack the necessary tools to prepare and enjoy the food: pots, pans, plates, forks and knives. Abbe founded Recycle Pots and Pans to close that gap, simultaneously reducing landfill waste by repurposing castoff kitchen items.
Community members help Abbe lead collection drives throughout the year (on America Recycles Day, Earth Day, etc.), benefitting 115 families and eight nonprofit organizations to date. THANK YOU for your donations, so struggling families can gather around a table of home-cooked meals.