Foodbank Vietnam provides food to people in need. (Photo: www.foodbankvietnam.com) The workshop, with the theme of “Food Waste and Youth’s Responsibility” held recently in Ho Chi Minh City, noted that many young people were taking part in Foodbank Vietnam to minimise food waste and educate people about not wasting food. “We are distributing food to needy people and reducing food wastage in the country,” Khoi said. A survey by Electrolux of 4,000 households across eight countries found that Vietnam ranked second in the food waste index in the Asia-Pacific region, following China. After more than one year of operation, Foodbank Vietnam has contacted food stores and a wholesale market to receive expired food that is still usable. It is also soliciting donations of food from companies and organisations to give to the needy. In addition, it provides free food to 10 social welfare centres and shelters in HCM City, with more than 5,000 meals provided each month. Khoi said that he hoped the model would be expanded across the country. Craig A. Nemitz, director of field services of the Global FoodBanking Network, said food security, climate change and malnutrition could no longer be addressed separately. Conflict and climate extremes as well as variability are the key drivers of growing hunger rates, threatening to reverse gains made in ending hunger and malnutrition. Hunger… Read full this story
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