Thursday, April 5, 2012

why do i waste so much food?

why do i waste so much food? 
i've often wondered this, 
but as i was cleaning out our fridge earlier this week, 
that question hit me in my stomach. 

above is a small sample of the many 
containers that i dragged out of the fridge, 
which had all kinds of food languishing in them. 
(salsa, artichoke hearts, jams, 
weird things that remained unidentifiable.)

my theology is fairly sin-free, 
but i do think that throwing out food is sinful, 
when there are so many people who are hungry.  

i'm making a new commitment to buy food items with care, 
not picking up things that look tasty on a whim, 
and planning meals so that we use what we have on hand, 
rather than go out to buy speciality items
that we may use only that one time. 

do any of you struggle with this?