Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Waste No Food

Can you remember what you were doing when you were twelve years old? I can tell you that I certainly was not making a difference back then like Kiran Sridhar did when he was twelve! Volunteering at Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco back when he was in 7th grade, Kiran had the idea for Waste No Food.  Three years later his non-profit organization is doing great things with him continuing to lead the way.

For those of you who are not familiar, I should tell you that Glide Memorial not only hold worship services but also runs 87 different social service programs. They serve three meals daily to San Francisco's needy, it is was while there that young Kiran saw the problem of hunger and the need to do something about it. 

Waste No Food (which provides much information about who they are and what they do on their website at raises awareness of hunger in communities and also does something about it. Waste No Food works to get leftover food - extra food, to those who so desperately need it.  Their goal is to eliminate food waste and to help feed everyone in this country who is hungry.  Huge undertaking, but in their first years of existence, they have already done great things!

What can we do?  Well, Waste No Food has no paid staff and relies on the work done by their volunteers.  If you are in the Bay Area, consider volunteering.  Donations are also most welcome.  Oh and it can help them a lot if you just help spread the word!

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