In my house we don't care what foul language you use (provided there aren't any little ones about) so there is no "swear jar." We do, however have a "waste jar." I am thankful that I have the means to purchase, prepare and enjoy the bountiful variety of foods available to me, and I am mindful of the fact that not everyone is so lucky. But, inevitably, there are stale chips, burned pancakes or leftovers forgotten in the back of the refrigerator, and it pains me when I have to throw these things away. So, in my kitchen I keep a jar on the counter, and any time food gets thrown away, money goes in the jar. The amount of money is relative to the amount of food, and around the holidays I give the money from the jar to a local food pantry.
How do you deal with wasted food? Feed it to a spoiled dog? Compost for the garden? Toss it and forget it?