Stop The Waste Of Food

NYC schools should donate food instead of throwing it out


Have you wondered what happens to the sandwiches that we don’t eat? Yes, they go to waste! Hundreds of school sandwiches such as peanut butter, cheese and tuna are thrown out. Those sandwiches should not be wasted and should be given to the poor instead. 


According to the school staff, those working at the school have no choice but to follow the rules of the DOE system. Food should not be given to anyone outside the school because if the person gets sick they can blame you for it, a member of the cafeteria staff said. Most restaurants have no choice but to throw the food away at the end of the day, because of their fear that someone might sue them if someone gets sick, a member added. 


Well, in my opinion, not all food goes bad! For example, hundreds of donuts get thrown away every day even though they  don’t need to stay at a specific temperature,  and they were made fresh that same day. Not all food goes bad immediately, and we should think of how many homeless people we have in the U.S.  There are so many of them who have not eaten all day. People should get to choose whether they want to eat the food or not, and of course they can decide whether or not it’s good for them.


I have done my part by donating school sandwiches, and by taking what’s left over and putting it in the community fridge in my  neighborhood. I have seen people gather to collect what I have brought, and I have heard them say “Thank You!” and “May God Bless You,” which put a smile on my face. Doing the right thing won’t ever disappoint you, so why don’t you do it? Take your part as a good community member and provide for them what you can.


What is our job as students? We need to gather to make change because the world needs more people like you and me.  And we should keep one thing in mind: “whatever good you do, will always come back to you!” We need to form a group  of students who are willing to volunteer to help fix this issue; then we can be the ones distributing food to people. Our group of students will use “Feed Your Mind” school bags which have ice packs inside so that food won’t go bad.


Wasting food is not an option for us. Each year, 119 billions of pounds of food are wasted in the United States, according to  That equates to 130 billion meals and more than $408 billion in food thrown away each year. Shockingly, nearly 40% of all food in America is wasted, according to . Many countries are suffering from hunger and we are disrespecting them by throwing out a huge amount of food.


We can all make a difference. Gather yourselves and never be ashamed for standing up for what you think is right. We got this! #nomorefoodwastedinusa #donotwastefood #nobodyshouldbehungry