Today, we hear on NPR (and later tonight on PBS) about how America wastes so much food and what a crime it is to "waste good food!"
Moreover, there is a liability issue in that if someone claimed to get sick from donated food, the company could be sued. Restaurants have to deal with allegations of "food poisoning" all the time (most are bogus, unless a score of people fall ill at the same time). But at least they are dealing with paying customers.
UPDATE: A reader points out that, "the right wingnuts also like to push the "wasting food" button with those annoying e-mail forwards about illegals reportedly throwing away perfectly good "free or reduced cost" school lunches. Same story, different target audience...hmmmm."
Again, using emotional hot buttons to get at us. This week, it is the liberal agenda. Next week, the conservatives. Probably should mention the illegals getting free gas or something. That will get out the right-wing vote, right?
The reader also provides this hilarious video link, which is on point: