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Too Much on the Plate: The Responsibility of Providing Food to Others
Speaker:   Ney, Aaron; Fleisher, [Rabbi] Mordechai
Series: Too Much on the Plate: The Responsibility of Providing Food to Others
Lecture Details:  The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that nearly 870 million people of the 7.1 billion people in the world, or one in eight, were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2010-2012. In the United States, there are estimates that one in seven people struggle with hunger. But according to some studies, the amount of food wasted by consumers alone in the United States amounts to 240 lbs. per person! It’s no secret that there are stupendous amounts of food that can be used to feed the hungry but instead go to waste. The U.S. government maintains a policy of destroying crops, at times, to stabilize market prices. People purchase food and dispose of it without even opening it. Meanwhile, others - possibly the neighbors next door! - are going hungry. How does the Torah expect us to deal with providing for the needs of others in times of plenty? How much effort do we need to invest? Do we have to give up our creature comforts to assist the less fortunate? Should we be giving up some degree of comfort in a show of solidarity with those suffering? Is it okay to destroy food to maintain market prices? Join Aaron Ney, Executive Director of Ekar Farm, and Rabbi Mordechai Fleisher, Senior Educator for the Denver Community Kollel, as they bite into this mouthwatering subject.
Library: Denver Community Kollel  View All Lectures
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Age: All Ages
Gender: both
Length: 1 hour 
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