Entrepreneur Quits Financial Industry to Bring Leftovers to Hungry People

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Source: NaturalSociety.com
Christina Sarich
February 2, 2016

It doesn’t matter who you are; experiencing the high from taking perfectly good food from restaurants and local businesses that would ordinarily end up in the trash and giving to the hungry will change you. Even for high level business men making millions, giving back could beat any bull market rush.

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Robert Lee would know. He left his high-powered job to start feeding the hungry and keep good food out of the waste stream.

The co-founders of Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, Robert Lee and Louisa Chen were both part of a university organization called Two Birds One Stone, which delivered leftover dining hall food on campus to homeless shelters. Through their volunteerism, the two learned best practices for the operations side in delivering food, fostering relationships with key partners within the industry, and the management skills needed to make it all work.

Lee has said, “It was kind of shocking to see how much food waste was happening around campus. I wondered: Why doesn’t every institution do something like this?”

Lee has been called the ‘Robin Hood of Leftovers’ for good reason. He has already ‘rescued’ and donated more than 290,000 meals since 2012 for those who often go without ample food. His organization, started in 2013 and called Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, saves food from the abundance we throw away every year. As his website details, millions suffer from food insecurity every year, and we throw way enough food just in our country to practically feed the entire world.

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Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who regularly studies subjects such as: Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more. His own personal blog is BreakawayConsciousnessBlog.wordpress.com where his personal work is shared, while TheBreakaway.wordpress.com serves as a media portal which mirrors vital information usually ignored by mainstream press, but still highly crucial to our individual understanding of various facets of the world. My work can also be found on https://steemit.com/@zyphrex.

3 thoughts on “Entrepreneur Quits Financial Industry to Bring Leftovers to Hungry People”

  1. Reblogged this on Kamal Kothari and commented:
    This is such a noble initiative. I recall a couple in Mumbai had also started such such a service many years back in Mumbai. They went around marriage halls asking people not to mess up the leftover food, keep it as tidy as possible. It was then distributed to the needy and homeless. Spirituality in action!!

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