A cheap, charitable model to solving hunger


I enjoy learning what my young adults ate or helping them figure out meal ideas on a budget. In return they provide me with a list of resources and referrals that I can pass on to others. It also thrills me to no end to know  cheap,others are doing this. I recently read this  article (A workable model to solving hunger in Seattle). I am still blown away by the numbers “Retailers and consumers throw away an estimated 133 billion pounds of food every year in the United States. The volume of safe, edible food thrown into dumpsters from a single supermarket could, in Josef’s words, ‘feed an army’.”

I am not sure if that number is accurate as I have not fact checked it, but as a person who often helps out at a food bank what I know for sure is Rev Marshall is spot on when he says “Despite feeding more than 300 people every Tuesday night, we still leave behind plenty of food” The reason behind this is those in need have nothing to take the leftovers home in. So, next time you think of getting rid of your Tupperware, think about donating it to a homeless shelter or to your church’s food bank. “This is not just a charity; but about feeding people” “This is about social inclusion, teaching people about food waste and giving hope to people who have lost all hope.”

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2 Responses to A cheap, charitable model to solving hunger

  1. Thank you for sharing. We have bakeries in my country that donate leftover breads to charity organizations after 5pm. There are also several soup kitchens in town for the homeless.

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    • msw blog says:

      That all sounds great and truly a step in the right direction😊. I believe donating Tupperware / takeaway containers will help prevent food waste and keep more individuals fed. Thank you for reading.

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