Corporación Actuemos, in collaboration with the Facultad Tecnológica of the Universidad de Santiago de Chile, has developed a series of food recovery activities in farmers market, and has prepared healthy lunches and snacks using these foods to feed low-income families.
To achieve this, the Actuemos team has trained students from the University of Santiago to teach them food recovery and food preparation techniques.

Universidad de Santiago

One Planet - Handle with Care

Implemented in

  • Latin America / Caribbean
  • Chile

Led by

Sectors of activity
Agricultural and Fishery, Education, Waste, incl. Chemicals

Type of initiative
Education & Awareness Raising

Start date
12/02/2021

Objectives

Rescue food destined to be discarded due to its appearance and make healthy preparations for low-income people.

Train university students in food rescue and processing techniques.

Educate and sensitize the community on the importance of avoiding and reducing food waste.

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

No activities have yet been reported under this initiative

Impact and Results

In one year we recovered more than 900 kilos of food.
We trained about 50 students from the Facultad Tecnológica of the Universidad de Santiago de Chile.
More than 500 food rations delivered to low-income families

Next steps and how to get involved

Corporación Actuemos, in collaboration with the Facultad Tecnológica of the Universidad de Santiago de Chile, has developed a series of food recovery activities in farmers market, and has prepared healthy lunches and snacks using these foods to feed low-income families.
To achieve this, the Actuemos team has trained students from the University of Santiago to teach them food recovery and food preparation techniques.