One of the things that bothered me about working in the foodservice industry for so long, was the amount of food wasted every single day at the end of a shift. This TikTok video posted by user @aidenshaw142 shows hundreds of donuts being thrown away at closing time. This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to practices such as these across the United States, and with so many needy people out there, it really stings to watch it go to waste.

If you've ever been employed by a restaurant or cafeteria, then you absolutely know what it means to throw away perfectly good food. Most organizations are not allowed to donate extra food because of strict regulations, and it's incredibly sad to know that many people would benefit from the excess food seen day in and day out in the industry. You can't just grab things and take them straight to a food pantry, or pass them out to the homeless, without getting yourself into trouble.

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There has to be a better way to help one another in need and to respect the food that we are so lucky to have an abundance of, than simply tossing it in the garbage and walking away. There are a few companies out there that have found a way to donate to the less fortunate, but I would be willing to bet that more often than not, food is trashed.

Does your restaurant throw out copious amounts of good food each day or have they found a way to donate their leftover food? Comment below or on our Facebook page.

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