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  • SavingFood in Greece

    The pilot implementation of Saving Food in Greece will be led by Boroume, the organisation in Greece dedicated to save food.

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  • SavingFood in Hungary

    The pilot implementation of SavingFood in Hungary will be led by the Hungarian Food Bank Association (HFA), the major food redistribution actor in the country.

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  • SavingFood in UK

    The pilot deployment of SavingFood in the UK will be led by Feedback, a charity that campaigns to end waste at every level of the food system by catalysing food waste movements around the world.

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  • SavingFood in Belgium

    Feedback and its Gleaning Network in Belgium will lead the pilot deployment of SavingFood platform in Belgium.

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About SavingFood

Food waste represents a global paradox! Whilst approximately a third of the food produced in the world each year is being wasted, at the same time nearly a billion people are unable to cover their daily needs in food.

In this respect, SavingFood offers an innovative and socially responsible solution to the food waste challenge by developing an online networked community of various stakeholders that through collective awareness, knowledge sharing, motivations and incentives, will facilitate the redistribution of surplus food and leftover crops for the benefit of the vulnerable groups of our society.

Latest News

Final results of the SavingFood project

SavingFood offers a novel approach to tackle food waste, by turning this environmental issue into an innovative solution to reduce food waste and fight hunger through the redistribution of surplus food to welfare organisations supporting people in need. Moving forward from existing food redistribution channels, SavingFood proceeded to the creation of a social movement for…

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Awareness raising events – The results

During the project’s official lifecycle 11 awareness raising events took place in the four pilots countries, thus in Belgium, Greece, Hungary and the UK. Awareness raisign events, were communication activities organized around events with the purpose to inform citizens and all individuals about the activities, processes and results of the SavingFood project. All 11 events…

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Grand Finale Disco Soup Day

On the 28th of April, the SavingFood project will celebrate the completion of the official lifecycle of the project, the tons of saved food, the uncountable hours of building a well-sustained community and its innovative outputs to tackle food waste by organising a World Disco Soup Day at La Serre in Brussels, Belgium. The event…

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The case of Boroume

Boroume follows a holistic approach towards the issue of food waste, while also tackling food insecurity in Greece, through the organisation’s programmes: Boroume’s innovative approach to saving food suggests a direct and immediate link between the donor and the charity and a coordinated (quick) pick-up of the donation by the latter. Boroume does not collect,…

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The pilot in Belgium and the UK

The case of Feedback SavingFood’s pilot partner in the UK is Feedback, which is an environmental organisation that campaigns to end food waste at every level of the food system – by working with governments, international institutions, businesses, NGOs, grassroots organisations and the public to change society’s attitude toward wasting food. Currently, Feedback operates five…

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Save the Date for the Capsella workshop in Milan

Organised in Milan on May the 8th 2018, during the Milano Food Week, with the leadership of Municipality of Milan, OPERA Italian Observatory for Agrobiodiversity, and leading minds from the EU Capsella Project, Harvesting Innovation is for forward-thinking innovators who care about the planet, health and food security. SavingFood project and Capssi support this workshop,…

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Results of the Pledge signing campaign

SavingFood is In, are You? One-third of the world’s food is being wasted. We don’t even actually consume what we think we do! SavingFood has launched a pledge of support campaign, to communicate both the food waste phenomenon and its’ implications all over Europe as well as the SavingFood approach and solution. Hundreds of individuals…

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SavingFood goes to Finals!

After a challenging but yet exciting journey, the SavingFood Project has reached a Milestone, the Milestone of the official completion of the Project. During this journey, the SavingFood and its Partners have proceeded to actual changes. Changes in mindsets, attitudes and behaviours towards the food waste, changes on the ways to face this critical issue,…

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SavingFood on social innovation at the StartUp Europe Week 2018

The SavingFood project was presented at the Startup Europe Week in Thessaloniki on the 9th of March 2018 by ViLabs, the coordinator of the SavingFood project. The event took place in the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki on the 9th of March 2018, as part of an extensive series of events; the “StartUp Europe Week”, under…

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A successful SavingFood Spring Fiesta in UK

On Saturday 10th of March at 11:00 – 23:00 (UTC) at the Sadler’s Yard, Hanover Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, our partner Feedback, together with Real Junk Food Manchester, ran an all-day celebration of community and the joy of food. We held a family-friendly “alternative food market” and invited the public to create a meal collectively,…

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A successful SavingFood Festival in Greece

The SavingFood Festival took place on Saturday 3rd of March at the Impact Hub in Athens and it was organized by the SavingFood Project, Boroume, WWF Greece and Impact Hub Athens. The objective of the event was to sensitise the general public, adults and children, about food waste and its serious impact on society, the…

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A successful SavingFood Disco Soup in Belgium

A SavingFood Disco Soup took place on the first of March in Belgium, organized by the SavingFood Project and our partner in Brussels, FoodWin, at Grand Place, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, and lasted from 12:30 to 18:00 o’clock. FoodWIN and the students of Louvain La Neuve organised a Disco Soup to end the CAP transition Festival on…

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One Month, Three transnational SavingFood Events!

Three different events, three different opportunities to save food! Meet the SavingFood Project and our key pilot partners. Our pilot partners, Boroume (Greece), Feedback (UK) and FoodWin (Belgium) are organizing festivals, fiestas and Disco soups for you to meet SavingFood, to prepare, serve and receive salads and meals made by fully edible surplus food that…

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SavingFood’s primary results at the Connected Technologies for Social Good event

SavingFood successfully participated in the two days event (14th -15th of February 2018) “Connected Technologies for Social Good” co-organized by CAPSSI and COST in Brussels. The project was represented by our partners from FoodWin, Feedback and Imec, who participated in workshops and Working Groups on sustainability and business model innovation presented the main results of…

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SavingFood Pledge of Support Call for Action

Shout-out to all the food waste warriors! SavingFood is In, are You? One-third of the world’s food is being wasted. We don’t even actually consume what we think we do! At least one-third of what we buy ends up in the bin. By signing our petition, you are: joining an expanding global movement promoting the…

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Gleaning through SavingFood in the UK and Belgium

The case of Feedback in the UK Through our use of the SavingFood Platform Feedback will identify notable efficiencies that reduce the time and effort required to organise and run gleaning days. In turn, this reduce the costs associated with gleaning (especially staff time) and therefore increase the potential of expanding of gleaning activities throughout…

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Introduce the SavingFood platform

The (SavingFood) Platform to stop food waste! Our platform offers a novel approach to tackle food waste, by turning this environmental issue into an innovative solution to fight hunger through the redistribution of surplus food to welfare organisations that support people in need. The platform combines our three ways to save food and tackle food…

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SavingFood: The pilot in Hungary

The case of Hungarian Foodbank Association The main stakeholder of the SavingFood platform in Hungary is the Hungarian Food Bank Association. The Food Bank is far the biggest food surplus redistribution organisation in the country. The Association was founded in 2005 and is a member of the European Federation of Food Banks. Surplus food redistribution…

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The First awareness raising event in Greece in Athens on Saturday, October 14

A successful SavingFood launch event took place in Greece, in the heart of Athens, under the name “Boroume in Trigono”, which literally means “we can in the triangle”. The event was organised by Boroume, joining forces with the City of Athens’ “Revitalization of the Athens Commercial Triangle project”. The aim of the event was to…

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SavingFood on farmer’s market, Viron, Athens

One of our food rescue scenarios is the farmer’s market and Boroume is very well connected in Athens. Apart from the pilot partners, the project coordinator Apostolos Vontas and ViLabs team participated as well at this food saving activity. The evening was approaching and around 3 am cest, we left the city centre (Boroume office)…

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The First awareness raising event in Greece in Athens on Saturday, October 14. Be there!

SavingFood will be in Athens on Saturday, October 14, at 12-3pm, in view of World Food Day 2017 in the framework of “Boroume” actions and “Revitalization of the Athens Commercial Triangle”, which are joining forces and are organizing a great public awareness raising celebration at the intersection of the pavements of Vissis & Aeolou streets….

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SavingFood is now on Instagram

SavingFood, the innovative solution to tackle food waste through the collaborative power of ICT networks has, from now on, an Instagram account. Our Instagram account, along with our accounts on Facebook and Twitter will provide to you useful and at the same time pleasant content regarding the processes, activities, events of SavingFood project. By following…

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SavingFood in FOOD 2030 workshop “Cities for Food Systems Innovation and Green Jobs” organised by the EC

Our Project Coordinator was in Brussels during the Green Week to present the SavingFood project. In the context of “Cities for Food Systems Innovation and Green Jobs” a full day workshop with various stakeholders (from city representatives, researchers, entrepreneurs to civil society) took place to explore the role of the cities in fostering food systems…

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SavingFood on the «REFRESH: Community of Experts»!

SavingFood has subscribed to the «REFRESH: Community of Experts» and on the 26th of September one of our videos has been uploaded to their website. “The REFRESH: Community of Experts actively promotes a collaborative approach to tackling the issue of food waste. There is a wealth of information focused on food loss and waste across…

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SavingFood Collaborations

SavingFood has established active bonds of collaboration with other relevant CAPS projects such as the “CAPSELLA”, The “Comrades Project”, the “Power2020 Project” while it has been an active member of the CAPSSI Community. Capsella Capsella develops innovative ICT solutions tailored to the needs of all food, field and seed related actors engaging in agrobiodiversity. Above…

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Food waste calculation tool

Are you in the food business? Do you want to know what is the cost of the food you waste? SavingFood has developed a self-assessment tool for businesses like supermarkets, restaurants, bakeries and similar others to help them understand how food waste activities affect both the environmental and financial situation. Our tool is for free,…

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5th SavingFood Project meeting in Athens and participation to Farmer’s market in Vironas, Greece.

On 8 – 9th of June 2017, the SavingFood community met in Athens, Greece to attend the 5th project meeting, that Boroume hosted in the beautiful facilities of Impact Hub Athens. After a fruitful meeting, the team decided to take a unique opportunity and rescue the food at the farmer’s market of Vironas. One of…

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CAPS and DSI – What’s up next?

SavingFood is part of the CAPS Community and a supporter of Digital Social Innovation. Let us introduce you the next events must to attend. “What next for Digital Social Innovation?”, in London, on 16th and 17th May, gathering DSI funders and practitioners from across Europe, and offering a tour of London’s most exciting DSI hubs….

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Join the SavingFood revolution with a Disco Soup party in Brussels

Join the SavingFood revolution with a Disco Soupe party in Brussels – The event was organised by SavingFood’s partner Feedback in Brussels on 29 April 2017 to celebrate the World Disco Soup Day 2017 and present the EU wide food waste (CAPS) platform SavingFood to give updates on the progress of this technological solution to…

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SavingFood and sharing love to the community

Are you aware of what the SavingFood solution is about? To fight food waste. No, wrong answer! We aim at way more than that. Yes, the CAPs platform will help us fight food waste, but it will also help us bring the food waste community together, help people in need and offer a responsible, environmentally…

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Food waste challenges and FoodSaving opportunities

We are happy to share with you the first set of videos, we have created on the food waste challenge and food saving opportunities! Are you concerned about food waste? Is it an issue you are interested in finding out more about? We invite you in any case to discover our “Challenge of food waste”…

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Way too tasty to be wasted

Learn how a “political” crisis can cause food waste and how gleaning can help save food! We gleaned 7000kg of apples that would go to waste and made it into delicious apple juice. The young volunteers of Juice For Change picked 7000 kilo apples this weekend. They will use the apples to squeeze juice which…

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Sustainability Working Group

What do we want to achieve? What is the benefit from replicating our solution? If you know what SavingFood project is about, the answer might come straight: because the aim is good on more levels, so why not replicating it, making it sustainable? Just for a rapid recap: SavingFood will result in a user friendly…

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An initiative to save food – Food Not Bombs

You may or may not heard about the underground activism called Food Not Bombs. The initiative started arround the ’80-s as a protest against food waste and warfare. There are Food Not Bombs groups all around the Globe, the main idea is to save food from waste, and pass it to… well basically anyone, who…

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Want to help us fight food waste? Participate to our online SURVEY!

SavingFood is launching an online survey to understand and investigate further current behaviors towards food waste. Our survey is targeted to citizens located in Greece, Hungary, the UK and Belgium, who are already engaged and not engaged yet to food waste reduction practices. Your views will help us design more effective strategies and support the…

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Busy summer… preparing the pilot implementation of SavingFood

The SavingFood team was working hard during the summer period to prepare the ground for the pilot implementation of the project. Wireframes of the first version of the platform are ready and the technical development is ongoing in order to be ready for the first test with a limited number of users in October. As…

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Calculate how much food waste is costing your business and the environment

The SavingFood (SF) Cost Calculation Tool (that will be freely available from August 2016) is a tool created specifically for businesses in the food and catering sectors, and can be used to quickly and easily determine how much the food that is regularly wasted is costing your business as well as the environment! Simply enter…

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The first webinars of SavingFood

The first webinars of SavingFood as a gathering point of online food rescue solutions.In May 2016, the SavingFood partners organized two interactive webinars targeted to existing initiatives around Europe using ICT to tackle food waste…

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The Living Lab approach in SavingFood

SavingFood has successfully implemented the first user centered workshops in the four countries where the platform will be tested. Adopting a Living Lab methodology throughout the entire lifespan of the project we give emphasis at gathering and analyzing the needs of potential users. As such, the process of gathering user requirements is a priority for…

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