The other day, Stu Hean and I traveled to Philabundance, the region’s largest food bank. We dropped off about four pounds of broccoli and cauliflower leaves (a one-ounce serving provides 90 percent of your daily vitamin A requirement according to The remaining broccoli and cauliflower plants in the garden will be used for their vegetable rather than their leaf.

Philabundance collects food through individuals, grocery stores (who can give away food that is about to expire even though it is safe to eat), and gleaning (which is taking the leftover crops from farms after the farmer is done harvesting). In all, Philabundance feeds over 60,000 people per year!.