Food wastage and food shortages have become two of the main problems in a world where the population is growing every minute, but the resources remain more or less the same. While there aren’t enough edible resources to successfully feed the entire population without worry, we need to be more careful about how we dispose of leftover food or how to minimize food wastage in our everyday life.
The International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste is a great way to pull attention from both public and the contributors to set their ways right to avoid further loss and damage to society. Many people in privileged parts of the world tend to buy and consume more than they need, leaving the rest of the world without enough to accommodate themselves.
This often results in excessive food wastage and loss. Instead of focusing on our individual needs and how we can satisfy ourselves, let’s adopt certain habits on how to reduce our food wastage, to hopefully help others around us. In this blog, we will discuss some ideas on how you can play your part in the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste.
Start Food Drives
No matter where you are in the world, you will always find a lower-income area or a slum with fewer resources than everyone else. To help people in such scenarios, you can use the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste and start food drives. You can cook food at home and distribute it to workers on construction sites or in slum areas.
You can make your attempt a little more empathic by sitting and sharing a meal with them to help them feel more included.
Reduce Your Own Wastage
If you’re unable to arrange a large gathering, you can always play a role on a personal level. Instead of buying excess amounts of food, only buy what you need and consume that. If you have leftovers, try to use them the next day instead of disposing of them. If you own a restaurant or bakery with ready-made dishes available each day, you can easily take the excess food to a nearby orphanage organization. You can even get linked to an NGO to help utilize the excess food to prevent waste.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Have you ever had leftover vegetables or fruits that you had to throw away in the garbage after dinner? Another great way to address the lack of food resources worldwide is using your food scraps and leftovers as compost material. Instead of throwing it away, put it in the soil as compost. This will help you reduce your carbon footprint and add some good place points for serving mother earth!
Are you looking for a platform to connect with to help the underprivileged? Take a look at our services at Orphan Life Foundation. We have been working for several years to provide food, shelter, and other life necessities to orphan organizations in different areas. We organize multiple programs and drives by pairing up with multiple orphanage websites and charities to achieve our objective.
For more information, get in touch with us today!.