Smart, future thinking appreciated

When chef Darren Simpson became concerned about the amount of food being thrown away at the Aquatico Bay Restaurant and Sandbar Pub

It’s a win win win.

When chef Darren Simpson became concerned about the amount of food being thrown away at the Aquatico Bay Restaurant and Sandbar Pub, he decided to put his thoughts into action.

His mind went to all the leftovers from the many Christmas parties the restaurant does, and soup came to mind. The statistics showing about 40 per cent of food in North America ends up in the landfill were bothering him.

Getting the nod from owner Wendy Davies, he started making hearty soups and freezing them in one-litre containers to be given away to anyone in need on Monday mornings.

In the coming weeks, he’ll be posting types of soup available on the Aquatico Bay/Sand Bar Pub Facebook Page. People in need are welcome to go to Aquatico Bay Monday mornings between 9 and 11.

What a fantastic idea. Not only is it good for the people who don’t have enough money for food, it is good for humanity, it’s good for the Earth. Food doesn’t end up going to waste, nor does it end up in the landfill.

This plan ties in nicely with the city’s plan to begin recycling food waste, beginning with restaurants. Some have already started with the help of Spa Hills composting.

This kind of action bodes well for our future.

 

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