Furloughed San Francisco chef helps turn discarded food collected by Food Runners into tasty meals for homeless
But the COVID-10 pandemic left him at a crossroad. He was furloughed when safety guidelines forced the hotel to close in March. To stay busy, he started volunteering at Food Runners.
“I came and volunteered for a few weeks and I liked the whole concept and so, I stayed,” said Parra, who uses his culinary skills to turn discarded food into healthy meals.
For more than 30 years, Food Runners has been retrieving unwanted and leftover food destined for the garbage or compost bin and redirecting it to homeless and people in need.
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