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#WATWB : Soup Bar offers Pay What You Can Meals


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So much food is wasted, yet many people are hungry.  Jagger Gordon, a chef in Toronto, is turning these two problems into a blessing of abundance. He receives donations of food that would have been thrown away and makes nutritious soups for people who pay what they can. He has been helped by a program called, “Feed it Forward.” Using this model, we can feed everyone.


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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

33 thoughts on “#WATWB : Soup Bar offers Pay What You Can Meals

  1. This is really a good idea 🙂

  2. Excellent! Wonderful! Bless him!
    Thank you JoAnna.

  3. deeply caring
    effort of love 🙂

  4. This is such a good initiative… There are groups of hotels who are doing this in my city 🙂 Not necessarily soups – but distributing excess food to slums.

  5. Fantastic and uplifting story! Thank you for sharing and being part of the WATWB!

  6. Many of our local restaurants and fast food places will donate their end-of-night leftovers, rather than toss them. I think it’s wonderful that someone is willing to take the initiative to help others in such a practical way.

    • That’s the way it should be! My husband used to work for a non-profit residential program with an urban farm. He collected old produce for compost. The program residents cooked with some of it that was fine to eat. It was amazing how much food is wasted by grocery stores and restaurants. Hopefully this will change.

  7. Nice to make sure that food is given to those in need. There are programs like this in the US where people gather donated food and distribute it to poorer communities.

  8. Such a wonderful initiative. Food really should not go to waste if possible. Thanks for sharing this with us JoAnna.

  9. Feed it Forward… What an amazing initiative. Kudos to the chef and his team. We have such initiatives in India as well.

  10. A soup kitchen like this is so helpful to those in need.

  11. Hi JoAnna – such a great idea … there are a fair number of initiatives around for using up so-called waste food – yet there’s more and more people who are in food poverty (even here in Great Britain) … thanks for telling us about this wonderful chef in Toronto – cheers Hilary

  12. Feed it Forward…what a great initiative! So much food usually goes to waste it’s great to see someone taking steps to change that. Thank you so much for sharing this and for being part of #WATWB!

  13. Great Idea, and I wish more would do this.. There are some wonderful food banks here in the UK.. which is food collected often from supermarkets that other wise would go to waste.. ❤

  14. What a great way to feed people and build community, plus a more sustainable usage of resources. It is good news. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Thanks for your sharing! It’s very good plan to feed many people. Don’t waste and help together, We’re the world…following :))

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