Hunger on the rise – one out of nine Americans is living on food stamps
Hunger has become more prevalent as more and more people get to have been laid off after the economy took a nosedive. More than 35 million people in America now receive food stamps while many others are making slightly higher salaries than the figure that would qualify them for food stamps.
It is ironic how so many people could go hungry while every day edible food is wasted and thrown away in schools, restaurants, hospitals, cafeterias, sports stadium and supermarkets.
There are several programs all over the country such as the Food Runners, Urban Gleaners, Rock and Wrap it up! Sports Wrap and the Food Donation Connection that partnered with the National Restaurant Association to help divert good “surplus” food to shelters and soup kitchens.
The Good Samaritan Laws are also in place to protect companies, non-profit organizations and individuals from litigation associated with food donated in good faith by limiting liability to acts of gross negligence or intentional misconduct. So think twice before throwing out those leftovers, consider the welfare of others and donate it instead. Read the full article here
By Maria Belgado