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Just the other day I was thinking about all the food that gets thrown out by restaurants/fast foods. There should be some sort of delivery service that goes around and picks up that food and send it over seas. I don't know about you; but if I was hungry/starving person, I would take and eat something a couple days old. Rather than see it go to waste, they can refridgerate it and other things. There is so much food that gets wasted.

Paul Polak via Nextbillion could not have put it better,

"Think creatively: start big, use constraints as a filter and find the simplest solutions."

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Comment by Robert Hawkins on March 3, 2010 at 2:26pm
No need to send it overseas....Im sure there are hungry people in your community. Figure out a way to get it to them....
Comment by Jake Baird on March 3, 2010 at 6:22pm
Yea that is true. I was thinking of some type of company that would get paid by the businesses to come pick it up. Especially buffets. It would save some trash space as well.
Comment by Bruce Haynes on March 4, 2010 at 12:43pm
Jake i choose to power vote this for SUSTAINABILITY as you are thinking, in Frances Moore Lappe's words, like an ecosystem.. you might be interested in checking out her latest book www.gettingagrip.org ? as a student she's REALLY influenced my thinking ! and she's from the States
Comment by David Perner on March 4, 2010 at 11:06pm
I believe a program exists like this in Philadelphia. Check out Philabundance.
Comment by Jake Baird on March 4, 2010 at 11:14pm
That is almost exactly what I was thinking. They just need to try and go international.
Comment by Amanda Jeffrey on March 6, 2010 at 4:04pm
(Voted up for Vision because of our discussion on your other post - being able to see both sides is a skill that is so desperately needed around the world. Thank you!)
Comment by Andrew Perry on March 7, 2010 at 1:09am
Your plan to ship leftovers around the world reminds me of this hilarious Yes Men video. here
Comment by Munaza on March 23, 2010 at 1:19pm
I am not surprised that this idea was thought about, wasting food is not only a bad habit but if food keeps being wasted their will be more and more of a food crisis. Food should be packed and sent over to countries in the continent of Africa because Food Storage is a significant problem there, for example.


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