Marche Food Bank ONLUS Italy

Project information

Index: 0694R2
Acronym:Pre-waste
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Waste management
Location ITALY CENTRO (I) Marche Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2008

Topic of the practice

Waste Prevention; Food and food products waste prevention

Good Practice Information

Marche Food Desk operates in Marche Region to recover food surpluses in order to support needed people. The project is active in the Marche Region and includes the redistribution of food all over the Region, and the implementation of three pilot experiences in the three areas (Pesaro, Ascoli Piceno and San Benedetto del Tronto) for the recovery fresh food.
These experiences are progressively extended to the whole region.The main objectives are: reduction of waste,reduction of costs and environmental impacts due the waste management; support social organizations that develop an activity of delivering food support for needed people; raising awareness raising of citizens and enterprises for environmental sustainability, recovery and prevention.

Evidence of success

The recovery of food allowed a strong decrease of waste production at first, from agri-foodstuff enterprises and trade centers and retailers involved in the project.In 2010, 26.000 persons were
helped

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Marche food bank

Marche food bank

Ste.castagna@gmail.com

www.bancoalimentare.it/it/marche

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