Right now I'm over at my parent's house helping my mother clean out her cabinets... First I will say this...I am very thankful that my parent's have the means to buy an abundance of food for their household... However, with the abundance of food and being there are only 2-3 people in the house to feed (especially when I come over to eat) there is a lot of food going to waste and becoming expired. I despise throwing away food that could have been eaten, knowing people are starving else where... My mom used to say things me when I was a kid, like, "You're just going to throw that away? You know there are starving kids out there." So I put that to my mind...I never buy more than I need and if I can and know I can't eat it I invite some friends over to finish whatever I have off... And I understand for my parents, especially my mom...she goes out grocery shopping and buys whatever she thinks the house will need so she won't have to make continuous stops to the grocery store every day to make dinner. But what is a family to do when they are in this predicament?