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Navy put TJ downtown off limits

Alyssa Brodsky learned how to “cook” compost for maximum agricultural effect in Madagascar when she was in the Peace Corps. “Where I grew up in Illinois, we always had a compost pile.”
Alyssa Brodsky learned how to “cook” compost for maximum agricultural effect in Madagascar when she was in the Peace Corps. “Where I grew up in Illinois, we always had a compost pile.”

Wasting away in foodville

With all respect to the article “Can Edco get San Diego to cut food waste in half?” (Cover Stories, March 24) I believe that food waste should not be allowed. The reason I say this is because this food can be used to help the homeless. In different cities we can find a homeless person who does not have enough money to purchase food. Homeless people struggle to have a meal and by donating unused foods to them it can be a big support. A high amount of food is being thrown away.

The article mentioned that annually 332,000 to 500,000 tons of food is going to waste. Food should not be thrown away. This food should be given to people who need it. Many people who are homeless or struggle to obtain food possibly have health issues. Currently with the pandemic many people are struggling to own a job and by providing them with food they will have one less thing to worry about.

By taking an action to this issue the number of homeless people can possibly decrease. Some of the ways we can do this is by having big companies donate their foods to organizations who work with the homeless or food pantries. If an action is not taken many more people can possibly develop a health issue. In conclusion, food companies or restaurants should donate their leftover foods. Instead of throwing out food that will not be used, companies should provide these goods to the homeless. There is a lot of food annually that is being thrown away that can be a benefit to others. Some of the ways that we can get involved with this issue is by purchasing left over food and donating it to the homeless or food pantries.

  • Jennifer Estrada
  • Albany Park, Illinois
“I threw myself against the Border Patrol officers in order to land in U.S. territory."

I was warned about TJ cops

I’m 67 and first came to SD in 1981 for duty on the USS Juneau LPD-10 (“Mexican-American runs into TJ cops at border”, Neighborhood News, March 15). The Navy had at that time put TJ downtown off limits, but the sailors went there anyway.

I bought a 55 Chevy Panel Truck and would go surfing at K 38. Once I went across the border with an art class and paid the local kids $5 to watch my car, “Unless you want it vandalized.” I was warned. I suggested we walk to Via De Revolution, and the class said, “No.”. “Do you know what the cops do to you there? They take you aside and take you money or beat you up if you have no money!” So nothing much has changed in 40 years!

  • Edward E. Matus
  • Flynn Springs
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Alyssa Brodsky learned how to “cook” compost for maximum agricultural effect in Madagascar when she was in the Peace Corps. “Where I grew up in Illinois, we always had a compost pile.”
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Wasting away in foodville

With all respect to the article “Can Edco get San Diego to cut food waste in half?” (Cover Stories, March 24) I believe that food waste should not be allowed. The reason I say this is because this food can be used to help the homeless. In different cities we can find a homeless person who does not have enough money to purchase food. Homeless people struggle to have a meal and by donating unused foods to them it can be a big support. A high amount of food is being thrown away.

The article mentioned that annually 332,000 to 500,000 tons of food is going to waste. Food should not be thrown away. This food should be given to people who need it. Many people who are homeless or struggle to obtain food possibly have health issues. Currently with the pandemic many people are struggling to own a job and by providing them with food they will have one less thing to worry about.

By taking an action to this issue the number of homeless people can possibly decrease. Some of the ways we can do this is by having big companies donate their foods to organizations who work with the homeless or food pantries. If an action is not taken many more people can possibly develop a health issue. In conclusion, food companies or restaurants should donate their leftover foods. Instead of throwing out food that will not be used, companies should provide these goods to the homeless. There is a lot of food annually that is being thrown away that can be a benefit to others. Some of the ways that we can get involved with this issue is by purchasing left over food and donating it to the homeless or food pantries.

  • Jennifer Estrada
  • Albany Park, Illinois
“I threw myself against the Border Patrol officers in order to land in U.S. territory."

I was warned about TJ cops

I’m 67 and first came to SD in 1981 for duty on the USS Juneau LPD-10 (“Mexican-American runs into TJ cops at border”, Neighborhood News, March 15). The Navy had at that time put TJ downtown off limits, but the sailors went there anyway.

I bought a 55 Chevy Panel Truck and would go surfing at K 38. Once I went across the border with an art class and paid the local kids $5 to watch my car, “Unless you want it vandalized.” I was warned. I suggested we walk to Via De Revolution, and the class said, “No.”. “Do you know what the cops do to you there? They take you aside and take you money or beat you up if you have no money!” So nothing much has changed in 40 years!

  • Edward E. Matus
  • Flynn Springs
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