On the 19th of May EU FUSIONS held the very last platform meeting on food waste. FUSIONS is a project that has been working on reducing food waste across the entire supply chain for the past 4 years. During the last platform meeting they presented their deliverables amongst which a framework for measuring food waste and loss along the food supply chain. Luana was there to represent TBYW and, together with FSE Network, more broadly grass-roots initiatives, in between all the policy-makers and businesses. Her verdict: Great guidelines, but how they plan to make sure that they are actually used by government and businesses is not really clear. Our experience teaches us that especially businesses are not very keen on reporting their food waste.Moreover, we have been noticing that at many of these high-level conferences should be setting the right example themselves. We all to often see water being served in small plastic bottles, unsustainable catering services, way too many printed paper and keycords or goody bags filled with stuff.
Very inspiring were the stories of some other pro-active initiatives such as Disco BocoGleaning Network and Cr-EAT-ive Schools.

Dear friends,

We hope you all enjoyed the holiday season and the delicious meals that go with it! A new year, means new chances to change our food system into one with less waste. Taste Before You Waste has great new ideas for this coming year and we are looking for volunteers to help us out. So please sign up!

What  do we need help with?

Food pick-up & Delivery
As a volunteer you either pick up or deliver food, with our lovely bucket-bike, once every two weeks on a predetermined day.

Pick-up is from Monday to Friday from 17.00 till 18.00
Delivery is on Tuesday morning (time is flexible).

Saturday Free-food market
We will be organizing a free food market in a different neighbourhood every Saturday. We need people to hand out food and talk to people on the streets about TBYW and food Waste. You will be doing this every 2 or 3 weeks (depending on how many people sign up) from 10.00 till 13.00.

Writing for the TBYW blog
Do you like writing? Then this is the job for you! We are looking for people who want to write 2 small articles a month so we can post them on the TBYW website. What kind of articles are we looking for? Well, it has to e related to food or food waste. Think about nice recipes, tips and tricks of what to do with your old veggies, news on food legislation, articles about nice events or food waste projects. We are open for almost everything, so be creative and sign up

Do your Community Project at TBYW
Are you an AUC student? Then there is a chance that you can get credits for helping TBYW out! We are growing very fast, so we need people who are willing to pit in a bigger amount of hours in different parts of the organisation, think of communication, promotion, journalism, legal stuff, sponsor search etc etc. Depending on what you want to do, your AUC curriculum and what we need, we will design the perfect job for you! Interested? Let’s get together and brainstorm about it!

What do you get in return?
A clean conscious 😛
Free food at the Wednesday food-market and first pick on the day you pick up the food.
Loads of smiles and endless gratitude!