Wayzata High School cafeteria (copy)

The cafeteria at Wayzata High School, 4955 Peony Lane N.

PLYMOUTH — An event at Wayzata High School aims to raise awareness about food insecurity and food waste within the community.

Every year 40 percent of food is wasted in the United States, meanwhile one in 11 households in Minnesota is affected by hunger, a news release from Wayzata Public Schools says.

To bring awareness to this, Ecology of Food and Nutrition students have teamed up with Plymouth-based Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners for a Food For Everyone event on Jan. 14 from 5-7 p.m. at the Wayzata High School cafeteria, at 4955 Peony Lane N.

There will be dinner and appetizers made out of rescued food that is prepared by professional chefs, music and interactive experiences.

The event is free, but people are encouraged to donate to Interfaith Outreach or Fund-A-Need. The goal is to feed 300 people and raise $2,000.

Melissa Turtinen is the community editor for Lakeshore Weekly News and Eden Prairie News. She's passionate about adding context to stories and informing people about what's going on in their community. She enjoys being outside, traveling and good beer.

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