Food for thought…
If like me, you weren’t fortunate enough to travel during the long Eid holidays, you’d probably been making plans for the 5 days off from work. Besides spending time with family or lazing around at home, the only way to entertain yourself here aside from shopping at malls is throwing aside all diet plans and eating out.
By observing other diners and my table as well, I was shocked at how much food gets wasted at restaurants every day. My personal issue is that I’m always ordering more than I can actually eat just to satisfy my food cravings. There’s always that extra item on the menu that I want to try out and not forgetting dessert, leaving more food on my plate than my stomach can handle.
Food wastage is definitely a serious issue and should not be taken lightly even though we live in a prosperous country like Kuwait. My mom (and I’m sure your mom too) would always admonish me as a kid while on the dining table “Don’t waste your food! Think of all the people starving in the world”. Not only is food wastage is unfair when there are unfortunate people around us who can be helped, it’s also an unnecessary waste of resources- our money, as well the nation’s resources.
While I don’t know personally any organizations here that accept food donations, I would personally recommend packaging your food leftovers (and instead of stashing it in your fridge which ends up getting thrown out anyway) and giving it to the cleaners you find on the road.
I found this video online (not a recent one) but definitely gives us something to think about.