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Temple University Sophomore Puts School’s Leftovers To Better Use

(Nadio Ouazzi.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

(Nadio Ouazzi. Credit: Cherri Gregg)

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By Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — “The debate as to whether to buy food or to heat the house should not be a debate, in my opinion,” says Temple University sophomore Nadia Ouazzi.

Last winter, Ouazzi decided to help neighborhood she now calls home.  She organized a program that safely stores leftovers from Temple University dining halls to donate it to those in need.

“It’s just a nutritious way to not waste food and help out the community,” she says.

Nadia says she modeled the project, Universities Feed (“U-Feed”), after one her sister Louiza started at Rowan University.

(Charleston Market, in Temple's student center, is one of locations that donate leftover food to U-Feed.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

(Charleston Market, in Temple’s student center, is one of locations that donate leftover food to U-Feed. Credit: Cherri Gregg)

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Since March, two Temple dining halls have fed two Boys and Girls Clubs four days a week.  And she’s hoping to expand.

“If we can get it at all four dining halls on campus, that’s four Boys and Girls Clubs.  Sixty times four — it’s just a lot of kids that would be fed dinner every night, and the parents wouldn’t have to worry about that extra expense.”

Nadia says it could even go nationwide.

“I feel as though it’s my responsibility to help.”

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