Advancing Social Supermarkets
Social supermarkets are a form of food re-distribution, commonly found in some member states such as France, Germany and Austria, while completely missing in others.
Food Service Surplus Solution
The food service sector presents unique challenges in terms of food distribution given shorter timelines, more rigorous hot/cold chain requirements, additional health and safety regulations and often smaller and more diverse actors involved.
The aim of the feasibility study was to test the possibility of setting-up an IT system in Denmark that would connect organisations like supermarkets, who have surplus food on a daily basis, with local charities such as homeless shelters.
Eating behaviours begin at infancy and continue through life, and it is the parents and teachers of pre-school children that play an important role in establishing these food behaviours.
Gleaning Network EU
Gleaning means picking fruits and vegetables not harvested by farmers, and giving them to charitable institutions involved in food redistribution.
DISCO BÔCÔ tackles food waste by raising public awareness through organising community events to make jams, chutneys, pickles and vegetable purees in a unique, fun and musical atmosphere.
Over-production of food in school and office canteens is caused by not knowing how many meals to prepare each day.
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 311972.
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