Food-sharing facility opened on World Food Day
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A food sharing facility has been opened in Warsaw’s eastern Grochów district in an effort to combat the amount of food that is wasted, and Poland marks World Food Day.
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The facility, located at the Paca Civic Centre, is a cabinet and fridge filled with food and anyone is welcome to help themselves to the contents.
The civic centre’s Martyna Markiewicz said people are invited to bring any food that is not past its use-by date.
Nearby restaurants and shops have also been encouraged to support the initiative.
Dagmara Rudowska of Warsaw’s SOS Food Bank said “food sharing initiatives are the simplest way to counteract wasting food”.
The new facility will also benefit the needy.
One in three people in Poland admits to wasting food, while in 2016, one in four tossed out food of a combined two-tonne weight.
World Food Day aims to raise awareness about wood waste and support ways to avoid it.
Warsw's first food sharing facility was opened in May last year. (vb)