Excuse me, but do not speak for me. For ten years, I worked as a grocery clerk to put myself through high school, then college and support my 2 nieces.

I finally got our store to implement a food stamp day and instead of throwing food in the trash, we saved it for our food stamp customers and stored it in our frig. A box of slightly bruised apples, bananas, seasonal fruit, wilted lettuce. All the day old bread and baked goods. Frozen foods near expiration dates. Dented cans, crushed boxes, smashed bags of chips. Steaks, hamburger, chops, roasts, bacon, chicken, turkeys and fish over-ordered, or reaching the date. Our store was jam packed on food stamp day with happy, grateful customers who wanted nothing more than to feed their kids. The other stores in town were empty.

You have no idea how much good food grocery stores throw away every single day. You would not believe how much good food fancy hotels, fancy restaurants, convention centers and sports venues throw in the trash every single day.

I bet your trash can is full of good food gone to waste.

One of my daughters worked at a huge food bank when she was in college and and was assigned families in 8 apartment buildings. I used to go and help out. She knew what every one of her client's families needed, their kid's allergies, whether or not they had an oven, a stove, a refrigerator, a hot plate, or an ice chest. she knew what kind of food they knew how to cook and whether they ate at home, school or work. That girl walked that warehouse making sure every family got what they needed.

In the candy aisle, she'd say, okay Mom, we need ten chocolate bars, six gummies, eight this and that. Every kid got a candy on food day (and so did the old folks).

And you throw good food in the trash.

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