local "Meals on Wheels" might need a driver. Find out if your favorite supermarket donates food to be distributed to the hungry, and if they do not, encourage them to do so. Ask at the bakery, the coffee shop or the bagelry. Quite a lot of "day-old"baked goods get thrown out daily.
"There are nearly one billion malnourished people in the world, but the approximately 40 million tons of food wasted by US households, retailers and food services each year would be enough to satisfy the hunger of every one of them.
- If we planted trees on land currently used to grow unnecessary surplus and wasted food, this would offset a theoretical maximum of 100% of man-made greenhouse gas emissions.
- 2.3 million tonnes of fish discarded in the North Atlantic and the North Sea each year; 40 to 60% of all fish caught in Europe are discarded either because they are the wrong size, species, or because of the ill-governed European quota system.
- The bread and other cereal products thrown away in UK households alone would have been enough to lift 30 million of the worlds hungry people out of malnourishment
24 to 35% of school lunches end up in the bin."
Follow this link... http://www.fareshare.org.uk/
It will conduct you to the home page of Fare Share Community Food Network. You will find a short video of an organization that is taking ACTION in Great Britain.
Think about the situation..... the possible solutions..... discuss them with your family and friends........ The struggle to end world hunger begins right here at home!
THINK LOCALLY........... IMAGINE GLOBALLY
Thanks again for reading!
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