They took welfare money to turn ugly produce into meals, but fed no one

Nonprofit founder Nancy New handed restaurateur Jeff Good a check for $200,000 and then ghosted.The idea was for their organizations to partner to create a food recovery and reclamation center. They would take food that groceries and restaurants didn’t want — what people picture as a bruised apple or an ugly carrot — and turn it into ready-to-eat meals for the hungry. In late 2018 when they conceived the concept, one of Good’s businesses Soul City Hospitality was already leasing and investing in an empty, 16,000-square foot warehouse with that kind of project in mind.And New, who held a multi-million dollar state contract to spend federal welfare dollars with virtually no accountability, had the cash.Mississippi Today, Read More.

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