Driven by the large amount of food wasted in the United States, Korean American Robert Lee actively works to combat hunger by rescuing food that would go to the garbage can and city dump and instead delivering it to those in need.
According to CNN, Lee has cofounded an organization called Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, which has rescued over 100,000 pounds of food from its over 50 food providers in the New York area alone. Lee cited his Korean upbringing as being influential in his founding of his non-profit.
“It was difficult even to get food sometimes. Hunger is interesting because, at least from my personal perspective, it was not only physical, it was psychological. You don’t know where your next meal is coming from,” Lee said.
To learn more about Lee’s community work, visit CNN here.