The Optimistic Futurist: Surplus food helps feed those in need

The Optimistic Futurist: Surplus food helps feed those in need
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By Francis Koster

Each day in America, one in seven households either does not have enough to eat or does not know where next week’s food is going to come from — and this number is steadily increasing as chronic unemployment rises.

Knowing that, consider this: 27 percent of the food available for consumption in supermarkets and restaurants in America is thrown away uneaten. Restaurants in some states have been shown to toss out more than half the food they prepare — not scraps but unserved meals!

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