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This encourages me to patronize LongHorn more - I think I will go there for my birthday.
This is a win-win. Shout it out for LongHorn. Please let us know of more eating establishments that do this. IT DOES MATTER TO MANY OF US. Thank you.
Perhaps encouragement from patrons would help or maybe a recruitment letter from Just Food...
I have kids who have worked in food service over the years, and have friends who also do. The stories I hear about wasted food make me sick. Dillons deli dumps vats of food out every night. Mrs. E's and other KU dining services throw away huge quantities of food.
I can't imagine why they don't give the food away. Maybe they are afraid of being sued if someone gets sick, if the food has been sitting at certain temperatures too long. Maybe they think employees will deliberately prepare too much. I don't know. It seems immoral to waste that much food.
New York and other cities have sophisticated organizations that serve extra restaurant food to people in homeless shelters or soup kitchens. Surely we can do just as well here in Larrytown.
Restaurants, think about it, please!
Hey Stain, I didn't include this in the article above, but my understanding is that good samaritan laws apply here, which might be of interest to restaurants. This is from the Harvesters website: "the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act protects donors from civil and criminal liability when donations are made in good faith." http://www.harvesters.org/GiveFood/Index.asp?Reference=GoodSamaritan&~=
- Sara Shepherd, LJW
HACCP. Look into it.
“The hardest thing for people to get into their diets is protein, because it’s expensive for food pantries,” Farmer said.
A little education, on how to cook and serve them, would go a long way for people who accept food donations.
This makes me want to patronize this restaurant. I also have wondered why more places do not do this. It seems almost immoral to make it common practice to throw food away like that. I have also heard that many places will not even let an employee take initiative of bringing excess food to a shelter rather than throwing it away in a dumpster.
I received a post from someone on Facebook saying how much schools are wasting with the new food program and they blamed it on Mrs. Obama, instead of the parents who have taught their kids to only eat junk food. But I digress. If schools have left over food why shouldn't this be going to a homeless shelter?
I am so glad to read about this. I hope more restaurants and institutions will follow this example. So much food is wasted. Good for Longhorn!
Why don't you troll another site?
Nothing is impossible for those who don't have to do it or pay for it.
I have never eaten at Longhorn but I want to now. I know Great Harvest donates there day old bread as does Panera.
Seeing some of the negative comments is not surprising. Even good stories that are promising and show good acts by the businesses who participate.
We give food away every single day at my restaurant. Sometimes the groups that are supposed to pick it up can't be bothered to show. Then there are the customers that are constantly trying to get something for free. We ARE trying to run a business here. Why is it that everyone thinks they deserve free food? If it is government surplus I understand. What other businesses are expected to give away their product for free?
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How can you support this project? Don't you know Darden Resturants is trying to skirt the Affordable Care Act by cutting employee hours so they don't have to pay their health insurance???????????
I think ALL homeless shelters and social services agencies should refuse these contributions in protest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Better that food goes to waste and the homeless starve than to support a company which won't support our President and his tireless effort to provide free stuff to all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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