Foodsharing Copenhagen – The story

Food waste is an issue that we can’t just ignore.
It’s not just a pity to throw away food, but it it’s an act of ignorance, egoism, and self-destruction.

We often forget that huge resources are used  to produce food: from production to the consumer, almost the half of it gets thrown away.
We should remember that there are people which can’t afford even to buy enough food; in Copenhagen, there is a graffiti stating: “someone’s trash, is someone’s else treasure”.

I had the chance to volunteer with and discuss with some of the activists which started Foodsharing Copenhagen

To fight food waste, a movement called Foodsharing started first in Germany, where it is now well-established.
Since about one year it started in Denmark, where it conquered Copenhagen.
Foodsharing Copenhagen was, in the beginning, a really small project, a grassroots initiative.

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Foodsharing sign at the start, searching for volunteers in the streets

 

Thanks to the help of many volunteers, among which there was the great people of Floating City and the legendary Francois—who arranged many agreements with food donors—, it became a well structured non-profit movement with almost 10.000 followers on their Facebook page.

 

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By the way, if you don’t know what Foodsharing is, well, it’s simple: there are weekly events where people can share their food or take food that they need.

 

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Visit the Foodsharing Copenhagen website or the Facebook group for more info.

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4 thoughts on “Foodsharing Copenhagen – The story

  1. Reblogged this on Yummers.me – The Blog and commented:
    It’s the Holiday season and it’s a good time to remember that there is an issue – all around the world – of Food Waste. It’s something that we all should take some time to think about as a little help from us can go a long way.

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  2. It would truly be fantastic to make food sharing a reality in Finland also. It would be great to contribute! Let’s chat more about the Helsinki project!

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