NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s an update on a story CBS2 first reported about last summer.

In June 2020, CBS2 political reporter Marcia Kramer told us about $800,000 worth of food meant for New York City’s students left in a warehouse when schools closed because of the pandemic.

The food was set to expire as tens of thousands of people in our area experienced food insecurity.

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Wednesday, the City Council passed a bill, sponsored by Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, requiring the Department of Education to develop and implement a food waste prevention plan by Oct. 1.

CBSNewYork Team