Edgar Allen Crow was appointed to call out the invitations to a banquet, to be held around dusk this evening. And, instead of the wolf and the lamb, the calf and the young lion, the cow and the bear, as told in the Bible, these guests will be raccoons, skunks, opossums, and maybe field mice and black snakes. They'll dine in peace, for their hunger has grown in the drought, and they'll find the goodness of the old fruits and vegetables too savory to fight over.
Edited 7-13-12: It seems everyone thinks I threw out lots of food (lol) which wasn't the case at all; there were a few boxes of things which had lost their color due to age and I knew they'd just keep being overlooked, so rather than put it in the compost bin, I fed the wild animals. Every piece was gone the next morning, so I don't consider it wasted at all.