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MAKING A DIFFERENCE!! Serving the Homeless, One Falafel Sandwich at a Time

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Pret restaurants are not just ready to serve hungry patrons, however; the shops serve the community by donating all leftover food at the end of the day to a local homeless service provider.


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Jae A (316)
Monday August 15, 2011, 5:12 pm
Now that is what I call a worth while gesture.....a very worth while one. Good for them and I hope other food establishments catch on to just how worth while and good it is and decide to do the same. So much food is wasted daily and this is one way that people can change that to some degree .....This is nothing short of Fantastic I say !!

Cheree M (46)
Monday August 15, 2011, 5:16 pm
That's Great!! Very nice of them. Noted ty cal

Myron Scott (70)
Monday August 15, 2011, 5:47 pm
Damn, there's only one restaurant in this city that makes a decent falafel! I think I'll move, live out of my car.

Anyway, there is a grocery store here that does the same thing. There should be more, of course.

Carol H (229)
Monday August 15, 2011, 6:33 pm
thanks Cal, noted

Kay M (347)
Monday August 15, 2011, 8:23 pm

Iona Kentwell (129)
Monday August 15, 2011, 8:40 pm
It's so great to get some good news and hear about real people and real companies doing things to help and contribute to society. How great to factor into their business having 300 items left at the end of the day, that's certainty for the recieving charity and for the companies operating costs. Excellent work. Thanks for sharing Cal.

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Monday August 15, 2011, 8:43 pm
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Lindsay K (6)
Tuesday August 16, 2011, 5:39 am
That's great news - I hope others do the same.

Deborah C (19)
Tuesday August 16, 2011, 11:48 am
That's wonderful! I know of a restaurant around here that does something similar, wish they all would.

Robert O (12)
Tuesday August 16, 2011, 12:21 pm
Great idea. Every little bit of good can make a positive difference. Thanks.

. (0)
Tuesday August 16, 2011, 12:32 pm
Finally, a company that is doing what people have been talking about for years. The amount of food that is dumped at the end of the day in every restaurant, bakery, take out , is incredible. With a little imagination, this food can be rounded up, and sent to local homeless shelters.

Roger G (148)
Tuesday August 16, 2011, 3:38 pm

Douglas K (134)
Tuesday August 16, 2011, 4:17 pm
Recycled restaurant waste. I don't think the animals that were killed to make that "food" think so much of it, especially given that everything in his store can be made of vegan veggie meats and veggie dairies. A scoundrel is a scoundrel, I guess. it takes more than divine fire.

Cathy K (0)
Tuesday August 16, 2011, 5:40 pm
We need to ALL do all we can to help others.

Jo Asprec (0)
Tuesday August 16, 2011, 6:51 pm
Bravo Pret! Thanks for feeding the hungry. Thanks for your apprenticeship program. You are helping the community! You've set a wonderful example for other

Monica D (580)
Tuesday August 16, 2011, 7:50 pm
This sounds great! They are helping those in need and conserving resources at the same time. And vegetarian food is relatively ecofriendly!

Monica D (580)
Tuesday August 16, 2011, 7:53 pm
Actually, not sure if Pret is vegetarian - would be even nicer if they were ....

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Tuesday August 16, 2011, 10:44 pm
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Jo Asprec (0)
Wednesday August 17, 2011, 3:03 am
I'm glad you have vegetarian wraps and sandwches.

Mira Dessy (5)
Wednesday August 17, 2011, 9:10 am
Not only does this help feed the hungry, it helps reduce landfill waste. What a great thing.

Kamila A (141)
Wednesday August 17, 2011, 9:47 am
Every grocery, every restaurant, every food establishment should have ways to bring food to shelters and wherever it is needed. The amount of waste that goes on, while hungry people are dying is abhorrent. It wouldn't take a tremendous effort to figure out how to do the logistics either, just a caring group of people within our society. In NYC there is an organization in the city that distributes this kind of food to shelters, but we need more.

Anthony Crain (110)
Wednesday August 17, 2011, 12:42 pm
If all restaurants and markets did this in the U.S. hundreds of millions of pounds of food wouldn't have to be trucked away. If every market, restaurant or other food oriented distribution point around the world did this would famines cease the wolrd over?

Douglas K (134)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 1:25 pm
I don't eat in restaurants. The food is bad, foul, and like night and day compared to what one can prepare at home with a raw food vegan cookbook, or even a vegan cookbook.
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