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VOA常速英语新闻:大学生收集剩余食物救济穷人(双语)

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马里兰大学学生本·西蒙和朋友们实在看不惯校园里到处都扔着食物。
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University of Maryland student Ben Simon and his friends couldn't stand to see good food thrown out on their campus.
马里兰大学学生本·西蒙和朋友们实在看不惯校园里到处都扔着食物。

“We basically noticed that some of the extra food from the dining hall was going to waste at the end of the day. And we met with the dining services and asked them whether it would be okay if instead of throwing out the food we would donate it. And they were on board," he said.
“我们发现餐厅吃不完的食物都在晚上浪费掉了,所以我们就找餐厅服务部,问他们能不能不要扔掉,我们可以拿来捐赠,他们同意了。”

So 18 months ago, the students began what they call the Food Recovery Network. Each night, volunteers would show up at a campus dining hall to pick up leftovers and deliver them to area shelters and food banks.
这样18个月前,学生们就开始了这个名为“食物回收网络”的项目。每天晚上,志愿者们就出现在校园餐厅收集剩饭,然后送给棚宿区或食物库。

“When we started, we collected a little bit more than we currently do now, so maybe between [45 kilograms] to [90 kilograms] of food per night.”So far, they have donated more than 23,000 kilos of food that would otherwise have been thrown out.
“我们刚开始时收集的食物比现在多一天,每天晚上大约收集100磅到200磅。”到目前为止,他们捐赠了原本要扔掉的2.3万吨食物。

The amount of wasted food was also reduced when school officials removed trays from the dining hall. Rob Fahey is the chef.
当学校官方撤走餐厅的托盘后,浪费掉的食物就减少了。罗布·费伊是位厨师。

“We do not use trays because it is proven that students fill up a tray. And this way they only pick up the plates and they can only grab so much food. And then they can go back in line to get more food if they want. That prevents wastage for that," he said.
“我们现在不用托盘,因为事实证明学生们会装满托盘,这样他们拿起托盘装很多食物。而没有托盘的话他们会吃完想要的话就会再排队来添加食物,这样就阻止了浪费。”


词汇解释:
1.couldn't stand to 无法忍受

eg. At first I couldn't stand it, now I'm used to it.
刚开始的时候我还不能忍受,可现在已经习惯了。

eg. During a boat trip across the Gulf of Papagayo, this parrot decided that he couldn't stand the heat of the Guanacaste summer and decided to take a bath.
在一条横跨帕帕加约海湾的游船上,这只鹦鹉终于无法忍受瓜那卡斯特的炎热了,它决定冲个凉先。

2.on board 支持某人的;赞同某人的政策、路线的;合作的

eg. Michelle, are you on board?
米歇尔,你同意吗?

eg. If he brings moderates and independents on board, reform will succeed.
如果他能获得温和派和无党派议员的支持,医改就将获得成功。

3.leftover n. 残留物;吃剩的饭菜;剩余物

eg. The cook will utilise the leftover ham bone to make soup.
厨师要用吃剩的猪腿骨做汤。

4.donate vt. 捐赠;捐献

eg. We donate to the school endowment fund every year.
我们每年向学校的捐赠基金捐款。

5.tray n.托盘;

eg. There were two glasses of champagne on the tray.
托盘里有两杯香槟酒。

6.grab v.攫取;霸占;将…深深吸引

eg. He grabbed her arm and pulled her out of the path of the car.
他抓住了她的胳膊,把她拉出了车道。

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