Members of the collaborative celebrated the nonprofit's ribbon cutting with city officials from Richardson and Plano.
The Collaborative For Fresh Produce opened May 1 at 101 W. Renner Road, Ste. 160, Richardson. The nonprofit fights food insecurity and food waste by sourcing high-quality surplus produce from wholesalers and farms and distributing it to local food banks. The organization began in 2016 as a two-year pilot project led by Feeding Texas, the North Texas Food Bank and the Lyda Hill Foundation. 469-858-8050. www.cfproduce.org
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.