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  • lee s. 2 months ago
    Sad to hear about all of the waste.☹️
  • RecycleBank M. 3 months ago
    I’m putting it out back in a compost pile
  • Connie G. 3 months ago
    Why do schools throw away their unused food ? Does anyone know?
    • Cheryl T. 3 months ago
      Just like most corporations, they avoid giving food to outsiders and possibly getting sued for "bad food".
    • BenD@Recyclebank 3 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 3 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. 

  • Juliefoo P. 4 months ago
    I work at a grocery store that often throws away good food.. i've asked if we could donate to the local food bank, but the manager says no "Corporate wouldn't allow it" --- is there anything i can do or say to the manager to get him to change his mind? I feel guilty perfectly good food goes to waste :(
    • the g. 3 months ago
      you can do the research yourself. most grocery stores today have some sort of program where they do donate "unwanted" food to local food banks.
    • Michael Val H. 3 months ago
      You’ll have to get the litigious society we live in to change their mind—corporate is just protecting your company from a lawsuit from someone claiming an out-of-date item made him or her sick.
    • Cheryl T. 3 months ago
      Corporate is trying to avoid lawsuits. Some people will claim food poisoning after eating foods donated. Makes it hard on those with goodwill, but evil lurks everywhere.
    • BenD@Recyclebank 3 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 3 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. Corporations that use the "fear of liability" excuse are just taking the easy way out, especially when there are third parties who handle the collection and donation in many places. Click here for a handy infographic all about it.

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  • Stefani W. 4 months ago
    Once a month challenge myself to use what I have: fridge, freezer and pantry. No shopping allowed. I also plan my meals around what I have already. Less waste. And keeps my grocery bill lower.
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