As we journey through the 21st century it is sure to be filled with innovation and creativity, we claim the responsibility of contributing our share of the task of making a difference in the lives of as many fellow human-beings as is humanly possible. With an abiding confidence, we are committed to contributing fresh, game-changing ideas, while demonstrating leadership in the quest for adding a smile and hope to the individuals we encounter.
“We” (SkyGlo) would like to use this opportunity to thank all of the “team” members at The Publix Super Markets, Inc, for their unsparing contributions to our daily routes/deliveries, since May 20th 2004. We are pleased to advise you that we have visited, and continue to visit over 30 Shelters, Kitchens, Organizations, Families, and individuals (who are living on the streets, by the bus stops / under the bridges).
As the global economy strives to make up for the losses of recent years, there has never been a more important period for my Team to create, develop and implement new strategies to assist in making a difference in the lives of “OUR FELLOW HUNMAN-BEINGS”. Over the years “we” have scrutinized, researched, and documented the rapid decline of the global community socio-economic levels, and the ever changing information is an enlightening, and terrifying experience simply because I am directly involved. The dilemma affects thousands, and millions of families, regardless of race, color, creed, age, and gender.
Rising U.S. Income Inequality Author: Steven J. Markovich, Contributing Editor Updated: February 3, 2014 * This publication is now archived.
According to the Congressional Budget Office (PDF), income inequality in the United States has been rising for decades, with the top echelon of earners rapidly outpacing the rest of the population. The average real after-tax household income of the top 1 percent rose 275 percent from 1979 to 2007. Meanwhile, income for the remainder of the top quintile (81st to 99th percentile) grew 65 percent. Income for the majority of the population in the middle of the scale (21st through 80th percentiles) grew just 37 percent for the same period. And the bottom quintile experienced the least growth income at just 18 percent.
Furthermore, in 1965, a typical corporate CEO earned more than twenty times a typical worker; by 2011, the ratio was 383:1, according to the Economic Policy Institute.
Income inequality in the United States, measured by the standard Gini coefficient, is substantially higher than that of almost any other developed nation, and even some developing countries such as Russia and India. Popular anger over inequality peaked in the autumn 2011 Occupy Wall Street protests, which catalyzed similar movements internationally.
France to force big supermarkets to give unsold food to charities
Legislation barring stores from spoiling and throwing away food is aimed at tackling epidemic of waste alongside food poverty. French supermarkets will be banned from throwing away or destroying unsold food and must instead donate it to charities or for animal feed, under a law set to crack down on food waste. The French national assembly voted unanimously to pass the legislation as France battles an epidemic of wasted food that has highlighted the divide between giant food firms and people who are struggling to eat ( Angelique Chrisafis in Paris… May 22, 2015).
Does the U.S. have a food loss and waste reduction goal?
Yes, on September 16, 2015, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Stan Meiburg announced the United States’ first-ever national food loss and waste goal, calling for a 50-percent reduction by 2030. USDA and EPA will work in partnership with charitable organizations, faith organizations, the private sector, and local, state and tribal governments to reduce food loss and waste in order to improve overall food security and conserve our nation’s natural resources.
How much food waste is there in the United States and why does it matter?
In the United States, food waste is estimated at between 30-40 percent of the food supply. This estimate, based on estimates from USDA’s Economic Research Service of 31 percent food loss at the retail and consumer levels, corresponded to approximately 133 billion pounds and $161 billion worth of food in 2010. This amount of waste has far-reaching impacts on food security, resource conservation and climate change:
Wholesome food that could have helped feed families in need is sent to landfills.
- The land, water, labor, energy and other inputs used in producing, processing, transporting, preparing, storing, and disposing of discarded food are pulled away from uses that may have been more beneficial to society – and generate impacts on the environment that may endanger the long-run health of the planet.
- Food waste, which is the single largest component going into municipal landfills, quickly generates methane, helping to make landfills the third largest source of methane in the United States. (United States Department of Agriculture).
To the entire Publix Team, your continued contribution to our Resource Charity Project is a major source of sustenance for thousands of individuals and/or families. The SkyGlo Enterprises Team wishes your organization much success for 2017 and throughout the journey of life.