"throwing away food is like stealing from the table of those who are poor and hungry".
What a crook. This his attempt, based on the catholic church guilt trip philosophy, get there corporate objectives met. We all operate from our own philosophy and priorities, whether intend to or not. Our true philosophies and priorities are only seen through our actions, not our speech. The spoken words are what we would like or beliefs, values, philosophies and priorities to be.
Wasting food from the plate is waste, better than eating it. The actual benefit would be in reduction of consumption, live a life of moderation and frugality, hence reduction of food prepared, however, all this has nothing to do with starvation. Most excess food is wasted, because no one wants it enough to pay for it, or even harvest it in some cases.
A nation or region must be able to support the population, or it is over populated. QED. Starvation is a direct result of overpopulation, which is a direct result of resisting birth control, fostering big families, and similar growth propagating concepts of religion, and similar cultural institutions. Not dealing with reality leads to stupid decisions and concepts. China and non-thesis of North America dealt with the problem... birth control. Now it is time for the remainder of the world to pull there head out of where the sun don't shine and get on with life, either zip it, or deal with the reality.
But what do I know.