Recovery of MealsAuteur : Anne-Iris Romens - Publié le : 2013-05-15 08:32 -
Local initiatives of this kind involve the recovering of edible food before it ends up in the rubbish bin.
Picture: Re-food International
Food retailers and consumers throw out millions of tonnes of edible food every year, for numerous reasons. At the same time as this mass waste occurs, food poverty is spreading across the European continent and affecting more and more people on a daily basis. This therefore makes initiatives, like those discussed below, that focus on the redistribution of food critical to the well-being of society.
Spotlight: Re-food in Lisbon, Portugal In Lisbon in 2011, a project was launched by an American named Hunter Halder: it is named Re-food and is aimed at "rescuing good food", recovering the meals that have not been consumed in restaurants and redistributing them to people who have difficulties in accessing food. Started in 2011, this initiative has now nearly 120 volunteers, and more than 90 restaurants in the city have agreed to enter into the process.
Examples of similar initiatives
Caxias Social Association - social solutionsPublié le : 2013-08-05 08:58 -
The Caxias Social Association aims to help families in need, solving social problems in households experiencing difficulties and/or with limited sustainability.
Mπορούμε "Boroume"Publié le : 2013-08-02 12:12 -
A non-profit organisation fighting against the waste of leftover food by aiding the recovery and redistribution of food surplus to those in need throughout Greece.
FoodCyclePublié le : 2013-05-24 15:57 -
FoodCycle combines volunteers, surplus food and a free kitchen space to create nutritious meals for people affected by food poverty in th UK and positive social change in the community.
Foodsharing.dePublié le : 2013-05-24 14:09 -
C.R.E.A. Solidarity fighting wastePublié le : 2013-04-16 08:42 -
Links and other sources
- Re-Food International: https://www.facebook.com/RefoodInternational
Please note: The experience of recovering meals is discussed on another section of this website under the category Avoiding waste (Recovery of goods) and more specifically, Food redistribution.