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Stores that throw away good items that could be donated to needy organizations. Are there stores in your area that cut slits in shoes, then throw them away? (The slits would keep dumpster-divers from digging them out and returning them to the store for a refund.) Why aren't these shoes (or other items) donated to charity? For what reasons do stores throw away brand new, never used merchandise? Why don't the employees just take it home? Check grocery stores that throw away a whole carton of eggs when one egg is broken or dump a whole bag of potatoes because one or two potatoes have rotted. Could this food be donated to a local charity or soup kitchen? Why is it not donated?