Vatican City, May 18, 2019 / 09:16 am
In a meeting with members of the Federation of European Food Banks Saturday, Pope Francis warned against food waste, which he said shows a lack of concern for others.
"Fighting against the terrible scourge of hunger means also fighting waste. Waste reveals an indifference towards things and towards those who go without. Wastefulness is the crudest form of discarding," he said May 18.
"To throw food away means to throw people away," the pope added. "It is scandalous today not to notice how precious food is as a good, and how so much good ends up so badly."
Francis noted that in today's complex world, it is also important that the good done by charitable organizations is "done well," and is not "the fruit of improvisation."