Broadening the bridge

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Updated on: 29th May 2019
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The need: In Hungary, the amount of surplus food offered by companies as a donation has increased from 4500 to 11000 tonnes over the past 2 years and is predicted to continue to increase [1]. However, it is becoming more and more difficult to increase the volume of food surplus redistribution to people in need. The main barrier is the capacity limit of the redistribution channel, particularly the financial and human resources of food banks and partner organisations.

The solution: Increased efficiency of existing food surplus redistribution channels was achieved by collaboration between public, private and NGO stakeholders. A cost model of the projected volume of food redistribution over the next 5 years identified a gap in funding.

The benefit: Food surplus redistribution increased by 144% and a model has been created for using FEAD funding to cover the costs of food surplus redistribution.

Contact name: Kate Bygrave
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