By Brenda Sawatzky Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Living in Manitoba’s land of plenty, surrounded by abundant grain fields and heavily stocked grocery store shelves, means that the issue of food waste barely hits our radar. However, a study performed in 2022 found that 63 percent of the food Canadians throw away was still safe for consumption. The Winnipeg-based Leftovers Foundation aims to change our attitude toward food waste. They are one of Canada’s largest food rescue charities and they work towards reducing food poverty by relocating goods that would otherwise be destined for the landfill. Julia Kraemer is the Manitoba coordinator for Leftovers. She’s the only paid employee of the local non-profit. All the others work as volunteers. “Last year, we redirected just shy of 540,000 pounds of food,” says
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