Comments on: Hunger in My Neighborhood http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/09/hunger-in-my-neighborhood/ The EPA Blog Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:58:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Mike Frankel http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/09/hunger-in-my-neighborhood/#comment-25070 Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:46:00 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=21650#comment-25070 Hi Jay

About your concern over lawsuits there is Federal Law entitled “The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act of 1996” which protects the donor and the recipient agency against liability, with the excepting of gross negligence and/or intentional misconduct. In addition, each state has passed Good Samaritan Laws that provide liability protection to good faith donors.

Thanks
Mike

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By: Danica http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/09/hunger-in-my-neighborhood/#comment-25069 Thu, 10 Oct 2013 00:17:33 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=21650#comment-25069 The State of Humanity and the World ultimately lies in our hands; change can not happen until we make a shift and change together. I believe it was Ghandi’s quote “Be the Change you wish to see in the world” means more than just being a greener person. Set an example, be a better person. Help one another, because we won’t make it otherwise!

Cause together, and only together can we change.

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By: ayoub http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/09/hunger-in-my-neighborhood/#comment-25068 Wed, 02 Oct 2013 08:15:36 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=21650#comment-25068 Jay – it is my understanding that where I used to live excess food from various sources was given to prisions, food banks, schools and other organizations. this was stopped not from lawsuits but from gov’t agencies regulations.

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By: truyen 18+ hay nhat http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/09/hunger-in-my-neighborhood/#comment-25067 Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:34:58 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=21650#comment-25067 Then I called the owner, and asked him about the dumpster. He said he sends most of it to farms for fodder. I asked, why not recycle for hungry people here in the city? Probably wanting me to find what he already knew, he said I was welcome to try.

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By: wade http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/09/hunger-in-my-neighborhood/#comment-25066 Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:40:03 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=21650#comment-25066 Jay – it is my understanding that where I used to live excess food from various sources was given to prisions, food banks, schools and other organizations. this was stopped not from lawsuits but from gov’t agencies regulations.

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By: electra27 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/09/hunger-in-my-neighborhood/#comment-25065 Sun, 22 Sep 2013 17:11:17 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=21650#comment-25065 A while back while riding my bike around the neighborhood I saw a dumpster full of freshly baked bread and dough in plastic bags. I took some home and found it to be perfectly good. Then I called the owner, and asked him about the dumpster. He said he sends most of it to farms for fodder. I asked, why not recycle for hungry people here in the city? Probably wanting me to find what he already knew, he said I was welcome to try. So I started calling places in the neighborhood and city that might need food, like homeless shelters. After several calls it started to dawn on me—no one was willing to come pick up the bread. I live in a very up and coming and very populated area. We have a food recycling opportunity every Monday morning. Though it is a little extra work for me to assemble and bring the food, I do because I feel every little bit helps our air and climate. I asked how many people in my neighborhood also did. Out of the thousands using that subway entrance, she said the last week, 29 people. Our values motivate our actions. Our view of how things connect allows us to see what effect our actions have, and that our collective actions make a difference. We need to see the merit of our actions investing in the future. Would incentives help? In college we were told that if we saved money on electricity our tuition would not go up the next year. And we did and it didn’t. What if savings to businesses and municipal agencies were linked to visible benefits to the employees?

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By: Jay Cwanek http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/09/hunger-in-my-neighborhood/#comment-25064 Fri, 20 Sep 2013 16:25:21 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=21650#comment-25064 Strange, but giving your leftovers to someone outside without cash sounds like what we always did until about 40 years ago, when lawsuits took over.

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