Blog Action Day on Poverty, Oct 15

This post is part of Blog Action Day 08 - Poverty

Tom Davis, President of Children’s HopeChest, reflects in "Neue" on hunger and food waste using "Crumbs From Your Table." He connects it with the parable of Lazarus and the rich man.

Our table scraps alone are staggering. How so? The U.S. government estimates that 27 percent of our country’s consumable food ends up in landfills. That’s a pound of food per day for every American family. Supermarkets, restaurants, cafeterias and the average family are all part of this culture of waste.... In fact, recovering just 5 percent of that food could feed 4 million people a day. That’s about half the population of Somalia, one of the “hungriest” countries in the world, according to U.N. findings. The crumbs from our tables.

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