Food for People Who Need It

Deciding how to divvy up the 1,000 pounds of extra edibles that the food-rescue organization Food Link collects each day is a bit of an art. Surveying a day’s haul, Brittany Peats, N15, the director of operations, reasoned that the local Boys & Girls Club would be happy to get the milk, because the kids love to eat cereal for snack time. And while the apples and oranges were also perfect for the after-school programs, she knew not to send them any bruised fruit, which doesn’t fly with picky young eaters.