But yeah, as you said, food doesn't remain the food it was before and doesn't reach the needy.
But did you ever think like this- government does provide free or cheap rations for the under-privileged right? What if one of those poor kids is throwing the food away? Because those cheap rations lack quality and tastes disgusting.
It is never about the status. I've seen rich kids eating and licking the plate clean.
We throw/waste food for following reasons:
1. You are full and can't take more.
2. The food is utterly non-consumable.
3. When you find a toxic particle in food.
4. When the food served is inaccessible.
5. When the food reaches it's expiry.
I don't think anyone would be foolish enough to waste food for any other reasons because you buy food with your hard-earned money. In other words, you buy yourself some energy to work,to earn some more energy to work later.
So, we all know that food is precious.
Moreover, never compromise with food. If you are finding uncomfortable to eat, don't. If you had your fill, don't force yourself.
Conserve and share food.
The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.
Each one of us can contribute by managing food excess right from regulating preparation, limiting number of dishes, limiting servings, and packing left over food cleanly and giving it to the poor in time.This can be done at home, when we eat out, when we hold or attend functions and by the hotel industry big and small.
I think this is insane. If you really have status why don't help poor. instead of throwing varieties outside, try to give food for the poor people. i mean not that food which you are throwing, provide fest for the poor people especially on the time of occasion and donate your money to the orphans, poor peoples and never go for showing status.
There are so many peoples in this world who are sleeping everyday with empty stomach and some are begging on the roads and some may not ask or stretch their hands in front of someone to beg.
"Don't show off".
"Be cool and Stay focused".