what is lost food?
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Lost food is excess food, it is edible and in date, yet unwanted. Perhaps a supermarket over-ordered stock, or stock is nearing its expiry date, maybe something has faltered with the supply chain, or fresh produce is not perfectly shaped. Many reasons exist for lost food but what happens with that food next is what really matters. Where does all of this good quality food go? In the rubbish bin and then to landfill.
This is a huge challenge for our future with over ⅓ of the food that is produced globally going to landfill. It is an excessive waste of resources, time and labour, and it’s contributing to climate change in a drastic way.
DONATING FOOD AND SURPLUS GOODS
With the cooperation and support of our food donors, including major supermarkets, manufacturers, wholesale markets and distributors, The Lost Food Project is able to rescue hundreds of thousands of tons of surplus food and other household products each year, preventing it from losing its way to landfill.
TLFP only collects food that is in date and fit for purpose. This includes surplus amounts of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, dry goods, baked goods, dairy products, drinks, condiments, canned food, eggs and other products that can be redirected away from landfill and put to good use by people who need it most.
RECEIVING FOOD FROM TLFP
Our growing food rescue efforts allow us to provide some of Malaysia’s most vulnerable people with good quality food and other products, alleviating some of their financial burden and helping them redirect their limited resources to other important needs such as medical and education needs.
Through a rigorous evaluation process, TLFP has formed a partnership with over 55 charities in Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley, as well as with two urban poor communities that benefit greatly from receiving surplus goods. Our team are always building new partnerships with charities and our vision is to expand to urban poor communities all over Malaysia.
There are many creative ways that you could raise money to help The Lost Food Project continue our important work.