Food & Recipes

Schools Are Implementing ‘Share Tables’ To Cut Back On Food Waste

What do you think about this idea?

Schools across the country have found a way to cut back on food waste and feed hungry kids: They are implementing “share tables.” Students are encouraged to drop off any food or drink they don’t want at the table, which other kids are then free to take from throughout the day.

Whatever is left at the end of the day goes to a local food bank or charity. It sounds a bit like a little free library for food!

Check them out:

The concept is a great way to reduce waste as well as feed people who are hungry.

cafeteria photo
Getty Images | Jana Birchum

In Orange County, Florida, about 20 public elementary schools have implemented the tables to great success, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

In addition to donating to charity, some schools choose to send the leftover food home with kids whose families are in need.