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What is #RecipeforDisaster and how can you participate?
Food waste is a #RecipeForDisaster. There is enough food to feed the world’s 7 billion people. But still, one in nine people go to bed on an empty stomach each night. That’s why the World Food Progamme has launched #RecipeForDisaster. A social media movement that aims to spotlight food waste and highlight simple solutions we can take to prevent it. Watch the video on their site to learn how to create your #RecipeForDisaster.
CREATING YOUR OWN RECIPE FOR DISASTER IS SIMPLE:
- Open your fridge and grab any ingredients that are close to their “use by date”
- Create a meal using those ingredients (and any others you may need to create your dish)
- Share your video or pictures using #RecipeForDisaster and nominate three friends to create their own by tagging them. (Use #RecipeForDistasterMercedCounty to share your creation with us!)
- Make a donation to WFP and help us reach our target of Zero Hunger by 2030.
How the World Food Programme works to address food waste:
In some parts of the world, food is wasted because we produce or buy more than we can eat. In other parts of the world food is lost during harvesting, transport and production. WFP helps smallholder farmers get their food to the people who need it most, providing new technologies for storage and transportation that prevent crops from spoiling prematurely and connecting them with markets.Watch this short video to learn how WFP is working to end the post-harvest loss of food through our The Zero Food Loss Initiative.