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An innovative solution to tackle food waste through the collaborative power of ICT networks
 
 
Welcome to the SavingFood Newsletter IV
 
A two years  Digitial Social Innovation project funded by the European Commission, that offers a socially responsible solution to fight food waste. 

Our latest news:
  • Participation to the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste meeting organized by the European Commission
  • Launch of the SavingFood Ambassadors,
  • Signing of our Pledge of Support 
  • A set of awesome awareness-raising events that have changed mindsets and moods!

Be well, follow our journey and save food for those in need! 
 
What's new?
SavingFood at the
"EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste meeting"
 
On the 19th of March 2018 EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste: sub-group on food donation will take place in Brussels, which is organised under the initiative of the DG Health and Food Safety by European Commission. SavingFood will be there to present the final results of the project to the members of the subgroup. 
 
You can find the complete list of the members, who participate in the subgroup via this linkIndicatively, NGOs, Trade and business associations from 14 different EU countries, EU Member States, the EU Committee of Regions (CoR), the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and EFTA countries as observers.
 
The overall project will be presented there, will a particular emphasis on the engagement and behavior changes that the project has triggered, a set of critical policy recommendations as they have derived from pilot's activities through the lifespan of the project and knowledge derived from the usage of ICT to the pilots' actions. The means of possible replication of the SavingFood concept will be the final and the essential input that the consortium will provide to this subgroup meeting. 
 
 
DG Health and Food Safety
 
The EU and Member States are committed to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), including a target to halve per capita food waste at the retail and consumer level by 2030, and reduce food losses along the food production and supply chains. Learn more about this Initiative: here
 
One Month, Three transnational SavingFood Awareness Raising Events!
 
A set of three awareness-raising events took place in Greece, the UK, and Belgium informing citizens on the potentials of the SavingFood platform!
Our pilot partners, Boroume (Greece), Feedback (UK) and FoodWin (Belgium) organized festivals, fiestas and Disco soups, they have prepared, served and received salads and meals made by fully edible surplus food that would have otherwise be wasted and presented the SavingFood Project and Platform!
 
 
 
SavingFood festival in Athens by Boroume
 
Click on the Photo to find the event and all the details of it on Facebook!
Thank you Boroume!
 
 
Spring Fiesta in the UK by Feedback
 
Click on the Photo to find the event and all the details of it on Facebook!
Thank you Feedback!
 
 
Disco Soup in Belgium by FoodWin
 
Click on the Photo to find the event and all the details of it on Facebook!
Thank you FoodWin!
 
Call for Action: Let's reduce food waste, together!
 
📣 📢Shout-out to all the #food_waste_warriors! in
🍇Greece, Hungary, the UK and Belgium

Support us now – Sign our pledge!

SavingFood Project partners have already saved tons of surplus food and they are supporting thousands of people in need.

Sign our #pledge and help us to save even more!
 
 
 
Boroume in Greece supports the SavingFood Pledge, are YOU? 
 
Its free, it’s quick, and it helps you, those around you and those after you!
 
Click to support!
 
Feedback in the UK supports the SavingFood pledge, are YOU? 
 
Its free, it’s quick, and it helps you, those around you and those after you!
 
Click to support!
 
 
 
HFA in Hungary supports the SavingFood Pledge,
are You?
 
Its free, it’s quick, and it helps you, those around you and those after you!
 
Click to support
 
FoodWin in Belgium supports the SavingFood pledge, are YOU?
 
Its free, it’s quick, and it helps you, those around you and those after you!
 
Click to support!
 
Become a SavingFood Ambassador
 
How about becoming a SavingFood Ambassador in your neighborhood? Are you based in Greece, Hungary, Belgium or the UK?​
 
Choose the link that corresponds to your country, register and our team will contact you shortly!
Together we can organize and save tonnes of fully edible surplus food for those in need!
 
To become an Ambassador in Greece register here
To become an Ambassador in the UK register here
To become an Ambassador in Hungary register here
To become an Ambassador in Belgium register here
 
 
 
Did you know?
SavingFood has an Instagram Account!
 
By following us on Instagram, you will have the unique opportunity to learn in a fast way about our activities and watch pictures and live videos. At the same time, you will have access to SavingFood informative material, which you can share to your own networks to help us raise awareness about food waste.
Let’s follow the SavingFood revolution.
 
Instagram Account
 
 
Amazing graphics accompany amazing ideas!
SavingFood has a YouTube Channel!
 
SavingFood has a YouTube Channel. By visiting our channel you can find all about SavingFood via amazing and short videos! 

Watch our videos, share them on social media and use the hashtags (#savingfood #stopfoodwaste) so we can like your post!
 
Let’s subscribe to the SavingFood revolution.
 
Visit our YouTube Channel
 
 
 
 
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 688221
 
Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability & Social Innovation
 
 
 
For more information, please contact us: www.savingfood.eu/contact

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