Every single day, Wal-Mart stores across the nation throw tons of perfectly edible food into the dumpsters instead of donating it to local food pantries and/or soup kitchens. Petition Wal-Mart to change this wasteful practice!! In light of the current economy and rising food prices, more and more people will be going hungry and Wal-Mart, though they do help tremendously, could do so much more! Watch videos from KMOV News 4 Investigates in Missouri about this issue. http://www.kmov.com/video/topvideo-index.html?nvid=202002&shu=1 http://www.kmov.com/video/topvideo-index.html?nvid=202932&shu=1 http://www.kmov.com/video/topvideo-index.html?nvid=222730&shu=1 Please click the link below to sign the petition and pass it on to everyone in your email address book. Thank you!! http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/stop-walmart-waste
Though I do agree with this petition to stop Walmart( or any large supermarket chain for that matter) from discarding food, it must be noted that as a former employee Walmart usually does so when the food has expired. I'm not sticking up for Walmart or taking sides on this issue, but my former supervisors( meaning the few I worked for, so my experience might not run in tandem with others) reminded us to check the expiration date on dairy and produce every day. If a product were to expire within 5 days it was removed from the shelves and placed into a bin to be disposed on. Its more of a Health issue than an excessive marked one. I would say that most of the time I would find tons of items in the back, non-dairy related, that could easily be given to families during Thanksgiving or Christmas. But who's to say that this hasn't already been thought of.
I feel this petition is worthwhile as it raises awareness to unnecessary purchasing, spending, and discarding of foods that could better be used to feed a family for a week--or donated to a food pantry(almost every town here in Massachusetts has one). But, I feel with err greatest, jutting out finger and tsking "shame shame shame" on Walmart if we think they toss away their food cheapishly or for the sake of makin space.