Operation Give Back: Completed

Every year, Luke Rudkowski does Operation Give Back as a way to well, give back. A day where YOU, the audience, send Luke to do various random tasks in a given area. This year’s Operation Give Back was just as fun as it was interesting.

2015’s operation was centered in the Los Angeles area, after Give Back’s annual return was made known, many of you responded and Luke began the quests you sent him on:

The cat was happy.

After that, Mark Hurych wanted a thank-you for promoting our work.

We’ll double that with thank you Mark, and anyone else who has helped us along the way. Dan Rice then requested a full tank of gas and this was delivered!

Task 3 lined up perfectly as well:

Roses were up next!

That task took a bit longer, but was well worth it.

Luke topped that off by buying a lovely woman, or MakeupProSmile dinner at a fine Indian restaurant:

Another gas request:

Our friends over at JoyCamp also participated in Operation Give Back, and turned out to be the final entry:

Also, if Luke happened to miss your request:

So THAT was Operation Give Back, thank you for everyone who helped and participated; also a thank-you for Luke for making this happen.

Below are past Operation Give Backs – Enjoy!

NYC Operation:

MIAMI Operation:

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NYC non-profit rescues food from restaurants and gives it to the homeless

Source: Tree Hugger

Food waste is a huge problem worldwide. According to the NRDC, the United States alone throws out a whopping $165 billion dollars worth of food every year — enough to feed 2 billion people. All the while, one in seven Americans go hungry. These are the statistics that New York City-based non-profit organization, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, is fighting by collecting hundreds of pounds of edible leftover food from local restaurants, and giving it to the homeless.

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine (RLC) was founded in 2013 by Robert Lee and Louisa Chen, who both graduated from New York University. They’ve since added chief financial officer Paul Sun to their team. During school, Lee and Chen spent years volunteering for Two Birds, One Stone, an organization that delivered extra food from dining halls to homeless shelters. It was this experience, and a no-waste, thrifty childhood upbringing by Korean immigrant parents that inspired both youngsters to continue their work, with a goal of scaling up this model of food recovery, to bring it to restaurants all over the city and beyond.

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