SGV Places $250k Towards Diverting Surplus Meals To Homeless Shelters

The $250,000 comes from a $5.625 million State budget earmark administered in 2019 to address homelessness in the San Gabriel Valley (SGV). Previously, portions of the money have been put into the COG’s member cities’ existing prevention and diversion programs, landlord education and incentives, and funding for the San Gabriel ValleyRegional Housing Trust.

Surplus food output is expected to increase, so the San Gabriel Valley COG will continue its work with member cities and food recovery organizations to establish regional food recovery centers to increase capacity. These food programs benefit from food diversion programs that recover surplus food and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by not landfilling it as waste.


Learn more about Sustainable Materials Management diversion programs that support those in need and lead to a cleaner environment.