JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming woman has turned her experience in salvaging food discarded at grocery stores into a program to feed people in need.

Ali Milburn says she used to rummage through grocery store dumpsters in Jackson search of food.

Milburn tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide she often found food that had few if any flaws and was “totally edible."

The experience inspired Milburn to establish Hole Food Rescue.

The 7-year-old nonprofit distributes discarded grocery store food to local residents.

Milburn is now a regional director of the Wyoming Hunger Initiative and says the coronavirus pandemic has meant new challenges for her nonprofit.

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