A Share Shelf is a little square shelf attached to parking signs on streets with heavy foot traffic, lots of restaurants and a high volume of homelessness. People can place any leftovers they might have from eating at a nearby restaurant on them.
After the food is left behind, hopefully a hungry person who might otherwise go through the trash will take the leftovers and enjoy them so they do not go to waste. Kind of like “take a penny leave a penny”, but with food.
With a tiny bit of help from Share Shelf– people who have too much can share their excess, and others might have the opportunity to get what is left a little easier.
HOW DO YOU PARTICIPATE?
Look at our MAP of where the shelves are located in the Los Angeles area and when you dine at a restaurant near there, and have leftover food, just simply leave the food on the Share Shelf for someone to take.
HOW CAN YOU LET OTHERS KNOW?
SHARE YOUR SHARE! After you leave your leftovers, take a picture of them and instagram or tweet that picture, mention the location so that your friend’s know next time they are in that area they can participate as well. Don’t forget to hashtag your post with #shareshelfLA so it can be found more easily!
That way you are not only sharing your leftovers but you are spreading the word so others might be able to do the same.