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The Re-Food Movement

Working to eliminate food waste and hunger on a neighborhood basis.

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Re-food is a grass root movement which collects tons of excess of good food, which would normally end up on the trash, from a network of local partners (e.g. restaurants, cafeterias, and other business), at no costs, and distributes to beneficiaries which struggle with food insufficiency.

With a series of distribution centers in Portugal, hundreds of volunteers, several partners and local community support, Re-food works, on a daily basis, towards keeping, practical action, resource activation, social impact, sustainability and innovation for a common good.

It all started with the same problem frame of this challenge. Hunter Halder, an American ex-patriot, living in Lisbon, wanted to deal with food waste. Re-food started as his idea in 2010 and took shape as charity, in 2011. Since then Re-food has evolved and has now tens of centers in Portugal and wishes to expand internationally.

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Think globally but act locally.

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I am a civil servant with an academic background in design. I have particular interest in grass root movements and how they generate change and create impact on local communities.

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