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A very good thing everybody should do.

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"On most days, we had boxed lunches that we brought with us on our game drives. That way, we didn't have to go all the way back to the lodge for a hot meal. There were bananas, eggs, sandwiches, chips, nuts, more snacks, drinks...and much more. Two of us could have shared a box, and there still would have been plenty of food! So, every day, we were tossing a lot of food.
On Day 3, we started collecting all the food that nobody had eaten, and put it all in one box. Our guide then looked for someone to give the box of food too. Often, he gave it to the person who was working at the rest stop. One time, he gave it to a group of construction workers on the side of the road. It was heartbreaking, because they fought over it.
If we were to go again, we would have saved the food from our boxed lunches sooner so that we could give it away -- not just waste what we didn't eat."

This quote was from another Fodor's trip report. Very important to remember!!
So true for all of us. We waste so much food but there are people who could use it, need it. I have seen what it means to others when we give them the food we would throw away. Not just in Africa but in South America, Asia, etc. We often do not know, or feel uncomfortable, doing this. Having your guide do it for you is a great suggestion. In fact, just do it...and I will remember to do it as well.

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