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! Wal-Mart is a huge corporation with millions of customers. They will not listen unless we have thousands of signatures. Please do everything you can to promote this petition...sign it and send it to every address you have, post it on your MySpace or FaceBook page...anything you can think of to help us reach the signature goal and get Wal-Mart to change their policy of throwing away food that could help many families, most with children!! Thank you for your time and help! 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 To help stop this wasteful practice, please click the link below and sign the petition. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/stop-walmart-waste?page=13
In Barcelona, Spain, a great amount of grocery store-keepers have made deals with activist groups in their surrounding society about NOT throwing away edible food. Some have even set up accessible storage space for the food next to their stores (not to attract rats?) where students, squatters, destitutes & actually anybody easily can pick it up.
If it can be done in that type of big city, where the hygienic conditions in streets and back yards are far from good, it can be done just about anywhere.
In my own, rich country (where very many in fact are really poor!) basically small store-keepers in the country side are doing the same job, although more discreetly and addressed to particularly exposed, renown individuals or families.
In bigger settings of course those in need must activate themselves and co-operate. Food pantries and soup-kitchens are probably good forums for collaboration. THX for the petition! It will be passed on.