Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Think lawmakers in Tallahassee don't hear your ideas?


Jack Davis of Miami Shores is congratulated by Gov. Charlie Crist after the signing of a law that allows restaurants to donate leftover food to the homeless.

Photo by The St. Petersburg Times


Think lawmakers in Tallahassee don't hear your ideas? Don't tell that to 11-year-old Jack Davis.

The sixth-grader watched as Gov. Charlie Crist signed into law a bill that allows restaurants to donate leftover food to homeless shelters. Davis came up with the idea after learning that restaurant owners throw out leftover food because they could be held liable if the food makes someone sick. Davis wanted a bill that would eliminate the liability, and he managed to find sponsors in the House and Senate.

Read the Miami Herald article here. And see previous post here.

1 Comments:

At 6:52 PM, Blogger Michaelann Bewsee said...

Fantastic! this idea could really be adapted. know here in Western Mass.my organization, Arise, tried to talk some local colleges into not dumping what's left after each day in the dining halls-- there's so much of it, and usually pretty high quality. thanks for finding this.

 

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