No, this isn’t about the election. This movie addresses the throwaway society.
Native Elders say, “We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” So, why is $50 billion worth of food thrown away each year as millions of people die of hunger?
The trend of growing food insecurity is slowly shifting from urban areas to rural ones, which doesn’t seem to make much sense, considering where most of the food is grown. However, there are other factors, such as the expectation that the food we get in grocery stores has to look perfect. Thankfully, there are many solutions to this problem, and each one of us can do just one thing to make a difference.
Come and see how on Friday, August 30, and join in on the potluck dinner at 6 p.m., at the Palermo Community Center, on Turner Ridge Rd., across from the ball field.
The waste problem has finally reached the attention of retail America. Plastic bags are being phased out. This is a good start. Many plastic bags are used each week by food pantry recipients who cannot afford to buy the reusable bags with their meager resources. Some people are using empty birdseed bags to make their own reusable shopping bags. If you have any of these, or other pet food bags made of the tarp material, and would care to donate them for upcycling, please drop them off on the back porch of the Palermo Community Center so they can be put back in service. The birds thank you and we thank you! For more info and directions, please call Connie at 993-2294.
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