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Yes, Restaurant Food CAN Be Donated — VERY Carefully

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Do you ever feel queasy or squeamish just thinking about how much food restaurants throw away? Most of us do. Of course, many of us are guilty of home food waste, too (in fact, Americans throw away more than 25 percent of the food we prepare, about 96 billion pounds of food waste each year […]

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Tray less, Waste less

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Once the province of mystery meat, sloppy helpings, and the ketchup-as-a-vegetable¬†bureaucratic designation, school cafeterias are on the edge of a food conservation revolution. Over the years, schools across the country have slowly implemented a rollout of trayless food service. Why? Conservation and efficiency. By some estimates, students use as much as 25 – 30% less […]

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What Do Food Banks Want? What Can they Accept?

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Short answer… first and foremost, MONEY. It doesn’t spoil, rot, or go to waste. Also, because food banks have good buying power, they can usually turn a $10 donation into $40 worth of food, including perishable items that are so difficult to collect (see next item). Second, NON-perishables: baking and cooking supplies (flour, sugar,oil, vanilla), […]

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