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Jordan Charity Gathers Hotel Leftovers to Feed Poor

At the end of a lavish Ramadan buffet in the banquet hall of one of Amman’s five-star hotels, a young Jordanian charity worker rushes to gather up leftover food that his team of volunteers will package and redistribute to needy families.

Bandar Sharif began his Family Kitchen initiative 10 years ago, angered by the amount of food thrown away by hotels during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, traditionally a period when consumption levels double across the region.

“What we do is eliminate this waste, we salvage the food and provide it to people who are in desperate need of it,” said …read more