Monday, September 05, 2005

Feeding the Poor and the Homeless

The fear of litigation is alive and kicking - a phenomenon that is driving away potential food donors in Australia. This goes to explain why the restaurants, supermarkets and food manufacturers wishing to donate unwanted, edible food to charities are afraid to do so.

The Christian welfare agencies in South Australia and the SA Law Society have asked the Government to amend the Civil Liability Act to provide legal protection to food donors, according to The Southern Cross, a Catholic monthly newspaper.

Meanwhile, because of the concerns over legal liability, potential food donors deliberately throw away excess good quality food that can be used to feed the poor and the homeless.
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