Schools save scraps for swine.

Munch, munch, school kids eat lunch! But lots of food is thrown away. That is a waste.

Pigs help schools. They eat leftover food.

Schools help pigs. They save scraps for swine.


READ MORE: Schools have a problem. Lots of food goes into the garbage. New rules in Maine let schools save scraps for swine. Hog farmers come around to pick up extra or spoiled food. The schools are doing what people have done for hundreds of years—feed food scraps to hogs. Luke 15 tells the story of the hungry Prodigal Son. Verse 16 says, “And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything.”