I'm very excited to have discovered a company that offers this service for all the brides and grooms out there! Quoting from the company's website, ' Special E is a green service that rescues leftovers from meetings, conferences, parties, weddings, and special events, then recycle them in ways that help our planet and people in need.'
After your event, the company will come and pick up the left over food and deliver it to food banks, soup kitchens, shelters to feed the hungry and homeless. Floral arrangements or centerpieces will be delivered to hospitals or nursing homes. Empty cans and soda will be recycled and proceeds goes to abused and abandoned pets. The list goes on what the company can rescue and put to good use.
What this company offers is amazing! As a planner, I usually stay late into the night to oversee the break down and clean up of the event. There has been times where I delivered left over flowers to nursing homes because I couldn't stand to see the beautiful, fresh flowers getting thrown away. Some venues already allow couples to pack the left over, this company offers that extra step of delivering the food to the people in need. There's so many hungry people out there, wouldn't it be great if we put everything you planned to use and help the less fortunate?
There is a fee associated with their service and you would need to fill out a form to determine the exact amount. I know if everyone do what they can do help save the planet, we'll be leaving a better place for the next generation. I encourage couples to plan ahead and work this into their budget!