|To the Editor: Rudolph man offers 'food for thought' to help feed needy|
|Written by Fred Fisher|
|Thursday, 26 December 2013 09:23|
Helping those in need due to the season.
Toys, clothing, cash, food?
Consider this: every single day, not just during the holidays, neighborhood and the major grocery store chains throw away hundreds of dollars of groceries. Dented cans, bruised produce, torn boxes, and frozen meats. Our local stores want to make available to us the freshest meats, chicken, salads, fish, cheese, soups, pizza and sauces. After about four hours in the display case, it gets thrown away, and replaced with fresh! After all, who wants to buy four hour food? How often has anyone seen the following;
Customer: "I'd like a pound of ... (fill in the blank)."
Store employee: "Certainly, how would you like that sliced?"
Customer: "For sandwiches please."
Store employee: (displaying three slices), "how's this?"
Customer: "Thicker / thinner please."
Store employee: "No problem." Then throws the three slices in a garbage can.
Is it impossible to salvage this food for those in need? Every day this happens. Why can't the stores collect, store, and make available for pick up every day by churches, kitchens, and shelters to make these wholesome, nutritious foods available for those in need?
If you were hungry, would it matter that the food was four hours old?
Just food for thought.
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