University of Maryland student Ben Simon and his friends couldn't stand to see good food thrown out on their campus.
“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.
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.
“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.
The amount of wasted food was also reduced when school officials removed trays from the dining hall. Rob Fahey is the chef.
“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.
1.couldn't stand to 无法忍受
eg. At first I couldn't stand it, now I'm used to it.
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.
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?
eg. If he brings moderates and independents on board, reform will succeed.
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.
4.donate vt. 捐赠；捐献
eg. We donate to the school endowment fund every year.
eg. There were two glasses of champagne on the tray.
eg. He grabbed her arm and pulled her out of the path of the car.