In our last newsletter, I told a story about orphans in Africa waiting in line for my leftover food. I called it God’s Economics. I have received a lot of positive feedback from this lesson I learned.
And it is very true. Americans throw away billions of pounds of food each year worth billions of dollars which could feed millions of people. If we were able to recover our wasted food, we could provide a 2000 calorie diet to 84% of the world’s population, according to Dr. Roni Neff of Johns Hopkins University. Our throw away society is costing us time, money and our environment. But our waste also has the potential to feed huge numbers of people who are starving.
Maybe it is difficult to send your leftovers to a drought victim, but perhaps we could buy and prepare less in the first place in order to have some funds to send where we could buy food for people in the famine. – Milton Jones, CRF President
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