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Petition to President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, Michelle Obama, Betsy DeVos, Diane Porter, Dr. Chris Kolb, Stephanie Horne, Benjamin Gies, Linda Duncan, Dr. Lisa Willner, Chris Brady, Kim Salyer, Untied States Department Of Agriculture, Kentucky Department of Education, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Matt Bevin, Mitch McConnell, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Education, Dare to Care, Food for the Poor, action against hunger, Feeding America, Pleasure Ridge Park High School

Schools Should Donate There Extra Food

I want to solve the problem in our community of food waste, Food waste happens every day At "PRP High School".  We could donate the extra items at the end of the day to the local food shelter and that could support tons of people in need. . The Ones Affected Here Are Homeless, Starving, unfortunate people that could be eating these items that are being "WASTED" . The Way We Can Solve This Problem Is  Donate All Extra Food Left At Each And Every Day/Week Liability That Protects The School System  The Federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act protects the donor and the recipient agency against liability, excepting only gross negligence and/or intentional misconduct. In addition, each state has passed Good Samaritan Laws that provide liability protection to good faith donors. Each of the Harvest Programs we coordinate have established procedures to ensure that safe food handling and storage is built into their donation program. The law protects food donors, including individuals, and nonprofit feeding programs who act in good faith. While exceptions are made for gross negligence, the law states that test groups will not be subject to civil or criminal liability. More specifically, the law protects individuals, corporations, partnerships, organizations, associations, governmental entities, wholesalers, retailers, restaurateurs, caterers, farmers, gleaners, nonprofit agencies, and more. What sort of food is protected?The Emerson Act provides protection for food and grocery products that meet all quality and labeling standards imposed by federal, state and local laws and regulations even though the food may not be "readily marketable due to appearance, age, freshness, grade, size, surplus or other conditions." The Entire Law Transportation-  "Organizations like Feeding America and Food Finders try to make it easier for vendors to donate food by acting as middlemen between food vendors like grocery stores, produce markets, restaurants, and hotels and food providers like food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters" "Feeding America alone feeds 46 million Americans every yearthrough its associated food banks and other organizations. Feeding America is the largest network of food banks of its kind." "Both Food Finders and Feeding America have partnerships with major grocery chains like Wal-Mart, Target, Kroger, and Trader Joe's. AND soon maybe schools."  "These outreach efforts have been working. In just the past 10 years, Feeding America has doubled the amount of food it receives from vendors from 1.9 billion pounds of food per year to 4 billion pounds." The types of donations have changed, as well. In the past, donations were almost exclusively canned goods or bakery items. Now grocery stores are increasingly donating perishables like produce, meat, and dairy that are still safe to eat even though they're no longer at "peak freshness." "Feeding America's network of food banks have responded to the change in donations by increasing freezer and refrigeration space. The organization has spent millions of dollars on refrigerated trucks to transport the new donations safely, says Ross Fraser, director of media relations for Feeding America."  "And if our adventures in "dumpster-diving" were any indication, there is a lot of good food that major retailers let through the cracks." If We Lose This Campaign ton And Tons Of Food Will Be wasted and Its continues to build up and eventually we will just have "Islands Of Wasted Food" and more and more hunger people by the day.    But If We Win This Campaign Food Banks, Homeless Shelters, and other places that help others in need will be supported every day/week with loads of Food  that would have gone to waste. Keeping People from getting hunger-er and keep the waste to a minimum and helping society staying positive.   Article Used By Harrison Jacobs Oct. 16, 2014, 1:20 PM  -Ethan  

Ethan Walker
10 supporters
This petition won 5 years ago

Petition to Starbucks

Starbucks: Donate a portion of their proceeds from the 2014 Planners to the Typhoon Victims

I was browsing thru my News Feed the other day. I was in a state of shock and dismay as I witnessed, post after post the aftermath of the Typhoon Yolanda. It reminded me of how I was in that very same situation back when Reming hit Bicol in 2006. In the midst of my browsing I came across one post from a page about an Unboxing of the newly-announced "Starbucks 2014 Planner". I was quite offended by the untimely release of such thing that most of us consider as a "luxury" to have. I thought of the mechanics on how to get the planner since I'm already aware on how to avail such - You just have to be able to collect 18 stickers from Starbucks beverages. That's when I felt worse because I thought of all the people sipping on their Choco Java Chip Frappuccinos or Gingerbread Latte Frappe just to be able to collect stickers for the planners while somewhere in Visayas, some thousands of people are wailing for potable water. Just plain, lukewarm and stock water. I felt like I needed to do something about this. And here I am now, my friends, suggesting that for every 18 stickers that customers complete, just the cost of 1 sticker will go to the survivors of the Typhoon Yolanda. This will cost around 150.00 only but guys, 150.00 per person who will get a planner is not bad! In fact it's going to be a great help and will surely go a looong way! Starbucks' facebook page 's cover photo encourages us all to "Create Wonder, Share Joy" . I think this will be the best oppurtunity so that they'll really be able to live up to what they're trying to promote. Let's understand what the essence of Christmas truly is. Let's help Starbucks realize that we can indeed create wonder and share joy by hitting two birds with one stone - buy yourself a drink and give a little Christmas cheer to the survivors of Yolanda! WE never know, the first thing you might write on your brand new planner is an entry about how you were able to collect the stickers, get the planner and give back to our brothers and sisters in the Visayas.

Daniel Peralta
122 supporters