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On Food rescue effort connects restaurant's surplus with people in need


rbwaa 2 years, 4 months ago

This encourages me to patronize LongHorn more - I think I will go there for my birthday.

ugottabekiddin 2 years, 4 months ago

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.

rbwaa 2 years, 4 months ago

Perhaps encouragement from patrons would help or maybe a recruitment letter from Just Food...

Sara Shepherd 2 years, 4 months ago

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

Trumbull 2 years, 4 months ago

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.

tomatogrower 2 years, 4 months ago

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?

rover 2 years, 4 months ago

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!

Robert Rauktis 2 years, 4 months ago

Nothing is impossible for those who don't have to do it or pay for it.

strawberry 2 years, 4 months ago

I have never eaten at Longhorn but I want to now. I know Great Harvest donates there day old bread as does Panera.

Trumbull 2 years, 4 months ago

Seeing some of the negative comments is not surprising. Even good stories that are promising and show good acts by the businesses who participate.

Garth Atchison 2 years, 4 months ago

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?

Michael Throop 2 years, 4 months ago

(Attention: sarcasm alarm is enabled) 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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