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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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What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?

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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Photo of apna job

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Photo of Swapna Bellare

I like how you have addressed offering volunteering opportunities and food waste in this concept. 

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Hi Swapna. Just a quick note to tell you that Re-food inspired a similar venture in India - The Robin Hood Army. (http://robinhoodarmy.com/)

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/jun/02/the-robin-hood-army-fighting-food-waste-in-india-and-pakistan

http://www.news18.com/news/buzz/have-food-will-share-robin-hood-army-a-group-of-young-samaratians-spreads-happiness-this-winter-by-donating-warm-meals-blankets-to-the-homeless-732567.html

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Thats good to know Helder!