A local brewer has found a way to turn trash to treasure. St. Petersburg-based 3 Daughters Brewing is selling a brewing byproduct – spent grain – to farmers and donating the proceeds to St. Petersburg Free Clinic’s food assistance programs.

The beer-for-good arrangement supports the Free Clinic’s programs to feed an average of 2,500 households in mid- to south Pinellas County each month.

And it’s going beyond a monetary contribution. 3 Daughters founders Leigh and Mike Harting helped the Free Clinic to start a relationship with foodservice company US Foods, which the Hartings knew from their restaurant experience. The Free Clinic is now able to purchase food – mainly perishable and highly nutritious items like milk – at cost from US Foods when the items aren’t available through donations.

It’s an unconventional way to make a difference in our community. Read more about the partnership in the St. Petersburg Catalyst.

To discuss ways that you can make a difference, contact Julie Bostick at 727.821.1200 ext. 154 or julie.bostick@stpetersburgfreeclinic.org.