Food Waste Redistribution under COVID-19
A recent report published by Food Banks Norway shows important findings related to food waste and poverty alleviation in Norway during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The report portrays a successful response of the Food Banks which managed to continue and even scape up their activities while confronted with the lockdown. However, it also points to the significant increase of both the volume of surplus food redistributed by the Norwegian Food Banks (24%), and the demand for food assistance at partner organizations (40%). New groups of people needing food assistance have been identified, with low-income families, people on furlough and the unemployed - the biggest new groups reaching out for help. The full report is available here.
The BREAD project is happy to collaborate with Food Banks Norway on a joint article that will further analyse the food waste and COVID interface.