STOP WASTING GOOD FOOD! Get Doughnut Time to Donate Left-over’s to Homeless Shelters

STOP WASTING GOOD FOOD! Get Doughnut Time to Donate Left-over’s to Homeless Shelters

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Janaya Channing started this petition to Pete Andros and

The volume of food wasted in first-world countries is an immensely growing issue, and Australia is no exception. According to the Australian Government Department of Environment and Energy, in the year between 2016-2017 it was estimated that Australia alone had created 7.3 million tonnes of food waste. As a result of ever-growing populations in urban Australia (approximately 1.5% increase per year in major Australian cities such as Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney) (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016),  crime rates and cost of living has soared. Furthermore, considering waste production and consumerism work in synergy, the degree of waste produced will accumulate, which should benefit foodbanks and the growing number of disadvantaged and homeless Australians.

However, this is not necessarily the case. The main perpetrators of food waste (industry and retail food sources) are binning their left-overs due to food health and safety standards, although I feel that creates a paradox in the sense where majority of the time there is nothing wrong with the food even if it is past it’s use by. The mentality of something is better than nothing is the overulling idea in regard to those in need. My idea for this petition was sparked just the other week when I witnessed over six trays of “freshly-made doughnuts” being thrown away. Upon asking the worker at Dougnut Time Myer Centre if I could take the perfectly good left-overs to a foodbank she replied, “Sorry, we aren’t allowed to.” I decided not to argue her about it; because as a hospitality worker myself I knew this was most likely out of her control. This is the reason why I am urging Pete Andros, the owner of Doughnut Time, to negotiate the possibility of left-over doughnuts to be donated to those in need. This is on the premise that a contract/waiver between the participating foodbank and the company is signed to void the conditions which are restricting the donation of Doughnut Time doughnuts.

Though this petition may seem small, I hope it can inspire others to rise against excessive consumerism and consider those in need. I hope this petition will inspire others to consider their own personal waste and consumption and how it effects others and the environment. It could show disadvantaged Australians that those who have the resources to make a difference actually care. Please, consider and observe the world around us. 

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