In todays generation when there is leftover bread or Challah we often discard it. As bread is the food for life there are those that either feed it to the birds, make kugel, breadcrumbs, etc. instead of discarding it. Is there an Issur of throwing bread away?
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Destruction of any object or food that is still usable falls under the catagory of Lo Sashchis (Rambam Melachim 6:10)
I sometimes leave the bread out until it stales and is no longer edible to the norm of society. Alternatively, I throw it in the garbage inside a bag so that the bread is preserved in its state.
If it is good it should not be thrown away.
However, I have seen that some people dump such bread in public places, allegedly to feed birds, causing a mess and possibly unhealthy conditions. They should only do that on their own property or in a place where they have permission to do so.
I don't know from where I remember this:
The bread part that is less then כזית could be thrown away.
from below i see that it is forbidden to destroy a kezais (olive size) of bread
and it is permitted to destroy bread less then a kizais but in a respectful way
talmud brochois 52b
shulcha aruch harav orach chaim 180.5
may be it is permitted to cut the bread into peaces less then a kezais and the to destroy them, and maybe it is forbidden since by cutting it you are destroying it (making is useless)