Food waste

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Food waste: Stop throwing food in garbage

Athens, GreeceGreece
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Project Stage:
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

In my country specially after meetings,weddings,conventions there is a large amount of food that concludes to garbages.There is also an large amount of food from stores and markets which have strict directions to be thrown immediately after expiration date.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

we could share this food to homeless people before ?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Many people have to deal with hunger and unfortunately the phenomenon is increasing

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Collect the surplus (for example with vans) and share it at some central points
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

We can make a list of restaurants,malls,centers who are intested in sharing their food before throwing it.The same night we can arrange some routes to pick it and share it to specific points at the center of Athens.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

The impact of the work is to try to solve hunger problem to homeless (for beginning) people.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

If such an idea succeds we will be able to expand this projects even to countries that have malnutrition

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

The solution to ensure financial sustainability is to give incentives to companies that participate in the program (such as tax deduction or social responsibility)

Founding Story

Τhe "Aha!" moment was when a friend of mine working in a large international store (with packed sandwiches) the night that was obliged to throw the sandwiches at the carbage (before even typically the expiration date) was sharing the sandwiches to homeless people and they appreciated the willingness