Today is the International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction, recognizing the fundamental role that sustainable food production plays in promoting food security and nutrition.
One-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally, which amounts to about 1.3 billion tonnes per year.
One initiative in Spain offers to reduce surplus food waste and food needs. COOMIDA is an innovative technological and cooperative tool aimed to facilitate food donations (including surplus food), thus reducing food waste production. The goal of COOMIDA is to build a network of people interested and / or committed to reducing food waste by improving the quality of life of disadvantaged people , spreading the message in the community, encouraging food donations among members of the network, and contacting potential donors with recipients.
It allows donors and charities to keep contact directly; therefore, it can reduce time, emissions and expenditure. COOMIDA also allows to recover little and remote donations that otherwise could exceed the Food Bank capacity.