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To: haffast

Has he actually TRIED to give away excess food? (And not from a position of such great influence.) Not like you just put it in a box addressed to “Poor, India” and mail it off.

I’ve come into a regular supply of unwanted bread on a weekly basis. I mean cubic yards of bread. Figuring out what to do with it was a major problem. “Well, just donate it to a charity.” Easy for whoever to say. Hard to actually do: find a recipient willing to take perishable food in non-sealed containers within a sane distance and able to receive, process, and distribute so most of it is consumed before it goes bad (2-5 days). Took months to find a suitable charity. And that’s not addressing the logistics of the charity getting huge piles of food distributed.

We’re all blessed with enough food that so much is wasted. Waste isn’t the problem. Getting food to the poor, often with active opposition, is.


32 posted on 06/06/2013 6:29:04 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: ctdonath2

I once worked at a large retreat which fed upwards of 4000 people at one time tho I think it has shrunk to a maximum of maybe 1500 now.

Any food which had not been placed on the serving line was donated to a local shelter. The shelter picked it up every evening.

All other food including the scraping off plates was taken by a hog farmer. I actually knew him from many years prior. He was required to re-cook it all but it didn’t go to waste.


35 posted on 06/06/2013 6:39:23 PM PDT by yarddog (uit.)
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