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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Many places in our area do in fact donate left overs to the homeless shelters.

Aug 20, 2015 11:53 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Many in my area do.

Aug 20, 2015 10:40 PM
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

It is a choice they have to make.

Nov 19, 2018 09:32 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Many already do, but so many still do not.

Aug 21, 2015 01:30 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Some of our local places would like to but no storage for it

Aug 21, 2015 01:20 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Many restaurants do make donations to the local food banks. Also, many grocery stores make donations of dated food products that are still safe to use.

Aug 21, 2015 12:04 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Ginger Harper Yes, they should offer the food to the needy.

Aug 20, 2015 11:15 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

City ordinances, namely the ordinances in St Petersburg FL, have made those who may be poor, or food challenged - CRIMINALS. The behavior of those who are poor and food challenged can put them in jail. Along this same line of thinking, it is PROHIBITED to allow restaurants to make available left over food for those who may be hungry. It is prohibited to provide food to the hungry in locations outside of city facilities which are FAR removed (20 miles) from down town.

St Petersburg has become a heartless city who has elected to turn a blind eye and offer a cold heart to the needy.

What must occur is a shelter or food pantry must arrive at the restaurant to pick up the food...usually at 1AM to take to their facilities for distribution the next day.

You are right. There is way too much waste. 

Now, has anyone ever been offended by pan-handlers walking the median of the roadway seeking donations? If yes, I would challenge the reader that this reaction suggests they are contributing to and promoter of the cold heart policy.

Aug 20, 2015 10:54 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I think it should be delivered to homeless shelters and places like "Rosey's Place" in Boston.... they provide meals for the homeless.....

Aug 20, 2015 10:40 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I work with a few homeless missions, we receive food from a few restaurants, and it is always appreciated.

Apr 01, 2018 10:48 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Ginger - Of course restaurants should offer leftover food to the needy.

However, the government has made this simple act of decency almost impossible with all their regulations. I am sure if it was made easier to do, almost all restaurants would be on board. 

Aug 21, 2015 08:11 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I know a lot of restaurants do donate the food. So thats a good thing, some places I feel just don't know any better.

Aug 21, 2015 03:45 AM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Offering the food to the needy for free would be nice.

Aug 21, 2015 02:28 AM
Amanda at VA HLC & FedHomeLoan
VA Home Loan Centers - San Diego, CA
Social Media, Content & Client Relations

I believe Panera donates their food at the end of the day somewhere. 

Aug 21, 2015 02:22 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


In our area they do distribute the food.  Trader Joe's does the same thing.  They donate all food that are about to expire a day or two prior expiration time to the local soup kitchens, etc.  A

Aug 21, 2015 01:38 AM