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  • Julie R. 19 days ago
    How I save on waste of food when I make mashed potatoes I make enough for next nights meal for potatoe pancakes red pepper fresh sliced in bits sweet onion 1 farm fresh egg & 1/2 cup to 1 cup flour as well add shredded cheese to
  • Duane W. 1 month ago
    My neighborhood has a "community compost pile" and I use it all the time.
  • lee s. 4 months ago
    Sad to hear about all of the waste.☹️
  • RecycleBank M. 5 months ago
    I’m putting it out back in a compost pile
  • Connie G. 5 months ago
    Why do schools throw away their unused food ? Does anyone know?
    • Cheryl C. 5 months ago
      Just like most corporations, they avoid giving food to outsiders and possibly getting sued for "bad food".
    • BenD@Recyclebank 5 months ago

      The risk of liability for food donation is a long standing myth, but since 1996, the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act has protected donors and donee organizations from liability. Click here for a handy infographic all about it.

    • BenD@Recyclebank 5 months ago

      Good question, Connie. In many cases, it could be due to a lack of resources to organize and implement a process for donating food. And it could be that certain types of leftover food is not suitable for donation. Also perhaps a lack pressure from concerned citizens. The more school boards hear from people who want change, the more likely it is that change will happen. 

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