The purpose of the Food Waste Combat project by JCI Cluj, is to raise awareness over food waste and actively reduce it. Because we believe food brings people together for better and for worse. Our mission is to lead the national Food Waste Combat movement. And our hope is to grow the ranks of those who believe in alternatives and creative solutions to problems brought by our current economy, even introduce legislative changes.
We are throwing away a third of the food produced globally. The food we waste in Europe could feed 200 mill. people (89 mill. tons/year). Romanians waste 130kg/year/person while 8,5 mill. people cannot afford a meal a day. We want to change this! And the ways to do so in 2017, our core objectives are: impactful and sustainable partnerships with schools and public institutions for awareness campaigns. And also redistribute the surplus food to those in needs through supermarkets and restaurants.