Check out this article about a very cool idea (no pun intended) that is taking hold in Paris, France, one of the foodiest places on the planet. Solidarity Fridges or Frigo Solidaire. The concept is simple – get local restaurants and other food businesses to donate unused good food to these fridges that are open to anyone wanting or needing food. Place the fridges in locations around your city. Assign someone to keep them clean and to make sure that only safe usable food gets placed in them for free distribution. Voila!
Another fun fact I learned from reading this article – France is on the warpath against food waste due to the fact that they see 233 lbs. per person per year wasted. In the US, we see 612 lbs. per person per year wasted. When will we declare war on food waste?