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In the year 2010 I would propose my idea for LEFTovers.

LEFTovers would start out as a international orginization. Business's around the U.S. would sign contracts to allow food that would normally go to waste, be re-distributed at LEFTovers facilities around the world.

The inspiration for the idea came from working at a buffet. Every night I threw perfectly good food away, that was never even touched. Not only would the food be taken for a good purpose, but also saves space in the trash can. Which in return, also saves the business money on trash disposal.

LEFTovers would be proud partners of Goodwill®. By the year 2020, it will have reached global. The company will have fed millions.

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Comment by Bruce Haynes on March 4, 2010 at 12:40pm
Jake i choose to power vote this vision for ENTREPRENEURSHIP, you seem like a visionary and im glad to be connected with you
Comment by Brandon Spearman on March 4, 2010 at 9:32pm
This seems like a great idea and I'm sure you have plenty more inside that bright mind!
Comment by Jake Baird on March 4, 2010 at 9:35pm
Thank you. The only problem I have with anything is knowing where to start.
Comment by Marko Kolovrat on March 5, 2010 at 9:56pm
That really is a great idea:)
Comment by Ayala Sherbow on March 11, 2010 at 10:57pm
Jake: there's already some movement afoot in different places to reuse food waste as animal feed and of course in composting and vermiculture. I just put together a post here. I just "discovered" you from a mutual friend/agent and am spending some time getting caught up one what you've posted.
Comment by Comelia Tang on March 12, 2010 at 7:37pm
I love this idea!! But how will that work? How long can leftovers last before spoiling?
Comment by Jake Baird on March 12, 2010 at 7:40pm
The trucks that come around and would pick them up, would be refridgerated. Much like the ideas of leftovers from a home cooked meal. Put away in containers. If I was in need of food, I would take some food that was untouched and a day old rather than dumpster diving. Then the food would be served "warmed up" at a LEFTovers center.

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Comment by Comelia Tang on March 12, 2010 at 7:57pm
Good one! But that would favor the local community more than overseas. How about getting patrons to help reduce the wastage of food? It might go hand in hand with what your idea...like you said you've work in a buffet restaurant before and I know how much wastage of food always happen at buffets.
Comment by Jake Baird on March 12, 2010 at 8:00pm
Ha. It's funny you mentioned the overseas part. I had originally made a blog to share food overseas and someone replied, "what about your local community." So then I changed my idea to just the local community.

☆Agent Baird☆ ツ
Comment by Claire Moylan on March 13, 2010 at 5:10pm
A lot of people think Goodwill is about charity, but it's actually about providing work with dignity, expanding job opportunities, and quality of life. The clothing stores aren't to provide free clothing, it's to provide support for the main mission by generating a business model that gives people access to needed items to improve their quality of life while providing job opportunities and financing for the organization so they can carry out other programs for the disabled, people with criminal records, or others who are disadvantaged in the job marketplace.


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