Food and Health
Project in progress

What is your wish for this project?

The Long Beach Poly Green Team is a food waste reduction program at Long Beach Polytechnic High School, designed to reduce food waste on the Long Beach Poly campus. Our wish is that through our program, we will be able to eliminate large amounts of food being wasted in our high school. Additionally, we hope that through our hard work and endeavors, we will be able to encourage other high schools to start their own food reduction program.

How are you going to do it?

Our project will reduce food waste on the Long Beach Poly campus. We plan to do that through our Green Team, which is a student led group that collects unopened and uneaten food items everyday on campus during lunch. We partner with a local program titled Food Finders, who comes and picks up our donated foods. Upon pickup, that food is sent to local charities and entities in Long Beach who are in need of food items.