How much instant noodles can one eat? Donated food gone to waste sparks debate on volunteer efforts

In a viral Facebook post, hundreds of instant noodle packets and more than 50 bottles of soy sauce were among the donated goods that were stacked to the brim in the one-room rental flat of a 78-year-old man.
In a viral Facebook post, hundreds of instant noodle packets and more than 50 bottles of soy sauce were among the donated goods that were stacked to the brim in the one-room rental flat of a 78-year-old man.PHOTOS: KEEPING HOPE ALIVE/FACEBOOK, FION PHUA/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - It was a Facebook post that went viral because of the shocking pictures: hundreds of instant noodle packets in a one-room rental flat of a 78-year-old man which were spilling out from the kitchen into the central area of his home.

These packets, most of them past their expiry dates, were stacked to the brim in his refrigerator and cluttering his home, leaving him with little space to walk.

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