NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s a stunning discovery in these tough economic times: Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of food that was supposed to be served in school cafeterias could go to waste unless the Department of Education quickly comes up with a plan to stop it from being dumped.

CBS2 political reporter Marcia Kramer has the exclusive details.

Hungry New Yorkers at a Brooklyn food pantry were stunned to learn about a CBS2 discovery: Nearly $800,000 worth of food warehoused by the Department of Education when schools were closed could end up in the garbage because it will expire before the fall. And it’s all because the DOE has not yet made any plans for what to do with it.

“Feed the poor people,

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