(FOX 11) - There are 47,000 homeless people in LA county, many of whom go to bed hungry every night.
A USC student is hoping a smartphone app could one day be a solution to the problem.
The food recovery app, called Copia, collects extra food from companies and then distributes it to organizations that serve people in need.
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