Hy-Vee stores in Des Moines area donate produce to Ape Initiative
Five metro Hy-Vee stores donate imperfect or soon-to-expire fruits and veggies to the Ape Initiative, Amanda Epping, a research coordinator at the trust, told Axios.
- The Hy-Vee donations have been ongoing for more than five years.
- She said that's worth about $35,000 a year to the nonprofit's Des Moines research facility — the only one in the world dedicated to the study of bonobos.
Fun fact: The animals each intake about 1,700 calories a day and generally prefer fruits over veggies, Epping said.
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