I work in Long Term Care and one of the policy is that staff cannot eat remaining food from the residents' meals (the food that has not been served). It goes in the garbage at the end of the day. Some staff argue that they would rather throw it away than eat it.
I work as a server and some staff in other departments don't bring their own food and are always asking us once all residents have been served. But some of us have to follow the rules because we can lose our jobs for giving them food even though it's going in the garbage.
There are some staff that works overnight shifts at other homes and directly come to our work. They don't have time to go home to prepare breakfast and lunch. So this puts me in an awkward position. I feel bad that they are starving. But at the same time, If I give them I risk my job. Then there are some who just don't bring their own food and are always asking. As a matter of fact, another staff member was reported by a family member for giving CNA's food and she was given a written warning.
How would you address this issue?