Date: March 31, 2017
A coalition of around 20 locally headquartered civic groups recently launched a major
food waste campaign aimed at ensuring the Aug. 19-30 Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade, the largest global sporting event ever staged in Taiwan, is the leanest and greenest in the history of the 58-year games.
The Save Food, Save Life for You, for Youth campaign will monitor food use at the Universiade athletes’ village in Linkou District of neighboring New Taipei City and use this data to make daily inventory adjustment recommendations, as well as set a carbon emissions target for the catering company. In addition, surplus food is to be made available for economically disadvantaged residents of local communities.
Modeled after the Save Food for the Poor initiative by internationally renowned chefs Massimo Bottura of Italy and David Hertz of Brazil at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the campaign is aiming to repeat the success of the culinary maestros in slashing waste and using surplus food to prepare 5,000 meals for the needy. [FULL STORY]