30,000 lbs of uneaten food from Super Bowl feeds 1000's

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30,000 lbs of uneaten food from Super Bowl feeds 1000's

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This marks the first major food rescue at the Super Bowl. Makes one wonder what they were thinking in previous years throwing out tons and tons of food.

MIAMI, Fla. (WJW) — More than 30,000 pounds of food that weren’t eaten at the Super Bowl last weekend was donated to a Miami-area food bank this week, ESPN reports.

Volunteers began packing the food Monday morning at Hard Rock Stadium so it could be sent to five shelters in need.

The donated food items included beef tenderloins, barbecue chicken, wings, ribs and charcuterie plates from VIP catered sections, concession stands and suites.

The food was donated to the Miami Rescue Mission, the Broward Outreach Center, Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Lotus House Shelter and Camillus House. It will be able to feed an estimated 20,000 people.

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It's great to see this happening. There is a huge amount of waste at all levels of the food industry.
I know of one large restaurant that holds some big banquets and donates the majority of the leftovers to homeless shelters.
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The big reason this doesn't happen more is the fear of litigation. If one person gets sick form ingesting donated food,. Lawsuit.

That is why big chain stores don't give away what would appear to be perfectly good product. They choose to make it unusable and then throw it out.
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Food donation and civil liability in Canada for companies and individuals who donate food rather than throwing it away. The laws are worded in various ways, but they all provide food donors with a strong defence if a consumer sues because of illness caused by the donated food.
http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/food/guideline ... -v7WEB.pdf

BC's food donation guideline
http://www.bccdc.ca/resource-gallery/Do ... mplete.pdf

USA - What is the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act?
In 1996, Bill Clinton signed the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, a federal law that protects people and organizations who donate food in good faith from liability. The breakdown: when you glean oranges with Food Forward and those get donated to a food pantry, you, Food Forward, and the pantry are protected from civil and criminal liability.
https://foodforward.org/2018/10/good-sa ... ation-act/
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oneh2obabe wrote:Food donation and civil liability in Canada for companies and individuals who donate food rather than throwing it away. The laws are worded in various ways, but they all provide food donors with a strong defence if a consumer sues because of illness caused by the donated food.
http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/food/guideline ... -v7WEB.pdf

BC's food donation guideline
http://www.bccdc.ca/resource-gallery/Do ... mplete.pdf

USA - What is the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act?
In 1996, Bill Clinton signed the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, a federal law that protects people and organizations who donate food in good faith from liability. The breakdown: when you glean oranges with Food Forward and those get donated to a food pantry, you, Food Forward, and the pantry are protected from civil and criminal liability.
https://foodforward.org/2018/10/good-sa ... ation-act/


All well and good but it doesn't prevent people from seeking damages even if they are going to lose. The bottom line is that businesses don't need the hassle. It's easier to dispose of it than to give it away.

While I was going to school, I worked at a building materials store similar to HD. We used to routinely break up returned merchandise rather than incur the expense of sending it back to suppliers because it was easier and cheaper.

I asked why we didn't donate at least some of it to charitable organisations as it seemed like a real waste and was told that the problem is that if word got out that we did, we would have been inundated with charities asking us to include them.

Mayhap seemingly harmless but time consuming and cost bearing nonetheless.
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mexi cali wrote:All well and good but it doesn't prevent people from seeking damages even if they are going to lose. The bottom line is that businesses don't need the hassle. It's easier to dispose of it than to give it away.

While I was going to school, I worked at a building materials store similar to HD. We used to routinely break up returned merchandise rather than incur the expense of sending it back to suppliers because it was easier and cheaper.

I asked why we didn't donate at least some of it to charitable organisations as it seemed like a real waste and was told that the problem is that if word got out that we did, we would have been inundated with charities asking us to include them.

Mayhap seemingly harmless but time consuming and cost bearing nonetheless.


Agreed. Even the food bank won't take home canned foods out of fear of being sued.

As for the hardware store...... donating or giving away that product is a double loss.
1st. is the loss of cost + profit.
2nd. is the loss a future sale and customers in your store. (Why would customers visit your business, if they know that they can buy your new product at a discount store?

Just look at the contents in the garbage can behind the JYSK store. Anything they throw in there, they slash it with a knife, break it or bend it to make it unusable, for that exact same reason.
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alanjh595 wrote:Agreed. Even the food bank won't take home canned foods out of fear of being sued.

If you're talking canned goods purchased from stores that you have stock-piled and are still good, yes the food bank does accept them.
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mexi cali wrote:The big reason this doesn't happen more is the fear of litigation. If one person gets sick form ingesting donated food,. Lawsuit.

That is why big chain stores don't give away what would appear to be perfectly good product. They choose to make it unusable and then throw it out.


When I worked at a larger Canadian grocery store chain (about 5 years ago), we donated lots of food items to the Foodbank and other charities.

Is there proof that other grocery stores don't do the same?
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Lots do - I believe Sobey's and Save-on are just a couple. Smaller chains donate expired food too.
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Superstore also donates.
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