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Corban's Leftovers Should Feed the Hungry

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We live in a world where 30 million people starve to death every year, while 1.3 billion tons of edible food ends up in landfills. The amount of food that humans waste is enough to stop world hunger not just once, but four times. This is an issue that needs to be tackled locally in order to be stopped globally. At Corban University, there are steps we can take with the potential to make a huge difference in our community.

Through the Food Recovery Network, Willamette University has donated over 27,000 pounds of its dining hall’s edible leftovers to programs in Salem like the Union Gospel Mission since 2014. It’s time for Corban to do the same.

In our dining hall, every leftover food item that’s been put out for consumption (besides produce and desserts) must be thrown away at the end of the day, even if it’s a pizza fresh out of the oven. Meanwhile, there are people in the Salem area, young and old, without appropriate access to food. It doesn’t have to be this way.

By signing this petition, you are making it known to Aramark (our dining hall catering company) that this is an issue we care about, and that we would like to join the Food Recovery Network’s movement.

In Matthew 25:34-40, the Lord tells us to feed the hungry, because whatever we do for the needy, we do for Him. Putting this food in into the stomachs of the hungry instead of a trash can is a simple but powerful way that we can make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ.

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