FOOD

                                             AVOID WASTAGE

Dear friends, If you have a function/party at your home and when you see lots of food may get wasted, please don't hesitate to call 1098 (IN INDIA ONLY) - child help line. They will come and collect the food. Please circulate this message which can help feed many children.

"Helping hands are better than praying Lips "AVOID WASTAGE"


Turning seed into scrap!!!

             We all are the children of one God                                                                                                  We dwell together on this Earth.

Then how could we waste food

Without considering its worth?


Hundreds and thousands have toiled

Under the scorching sun of summer

To protect the planted crops, the farmer

Even experiences bitter cold winter.


Their hearts are filled with new ray of hope

By showing patience they cope

They plant, not only to feed just one location

But to satisfy the hunger of an entire nation


But alas! They do not know that humanity has ended

In the hands of wastage their precious production has landed

“Stop this! Save the grain!” the voices cry

Of those whose throats are choked and dry


And now with haste I may say,

Millions of people would pray

For a taste of an apple

That you just threw away


Let us know the value of food

Let us realize that we should

Let us pledge to share if we have excess

             Let us be rid of this helplessness.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


                   DO NOT WASTE                          This is an anecdote by an eminent Indian author Chetan Bhagat which is doing its rounds in social media. Because of its relevance to the topic it is being posted here.


"When we arrived at Hamburg ,Germany, my colleagues and I walked into a restaurant. We noticed that a lot of tables were empty. There was a table where a young couple was having their meal. There were only two dishes and two cans of beer on the table. I wondered if such simple meal could be romantic, and whether the girl will leave this stingy guy.

There were a few old ladies on another table. When a dish is served, the waiter would distribute the food for them, and they would finish every bit of the food on their plates.

As we were hungry, our local colleague ordered more food for us.When we left, there was still about one third of un-consumed food on the table.

When we were leaving the restaurant, the old ladies spoke to us in English, we understood that they were unhappy about us wasting so much food.

"We paid for our food, it is none of your business how much food we left behind," my colleague told the old ladies. The old ladies were furious. One of them immediately took her hand phone out and made a call to someone. After a while, a man in uniform from Social Security organisation arrived. Upon knowing what the dispute was, he issued us a 50 Euro fine. We all kept quiet.

The officer told us in a stern voice, "ORDER WHAT YOU CAN CONSUME, MONEY IS YOURS BUT RESOURCES BELONG TO THE SOCIETY. THERE ARE MANY OTHERS IN THE WORLD WHO ARE FACING SHORTAGE OF RESOURCES. YOU HAVE NO REASON TO WASTE RESOURCES."

WE REALLY NEED TO REFLECT ON THIS. At times we order large quantity and also waste food when we give others a treat to flaunt affluence. THE LESSON IS:- THINK SERIOUSLY ABOUT CHANGING OUR BAD HABITS. "MONEY IS YOURS BUT RESOURCES BELONG TO THE SOCIETY."