A third of the world's food is thrown away. This means that water used for food growing and production is wasted, land is depleting, and human power is wasted. It is estimated that 50% of livable land (excluding deserts and glaciers) is already used for agriculture and with the growing number of people in the world, agricultural land is being expanded at the expense of deforested forests and endangered biodiversity. Deforestation, discarded and rotting food contribute directly to the formation of greenhouse gases. Therefore, wasting food means not only wasting resources on its production, but also additional damage to our planet.
There is also a lot of wasted but still good food in Lithuania. Last year alone, Maisto Bankas saved 5,307 tons of good food from throwing away and this action saved the environment 15,390 tons of CO2 emissions and 1,008 million liters of water. When we waste food, we not only think about depleting our planet, but also about the fact that there are many food-poor people around us.
Maisto Bankas seeks to solve the above-mentioned problems by collecting surplus, already unrealizable, but still good food from farmers, producers, logistics companies, catering establishments, shops and pass it on to those in need. By taking food from where it is in excess and giving it to where it is in short supply, we are helping people to eat better and save our planet by helping to ensure that the earth's resources used for food production are not wasted. Good food is not wasted and greenhouse gases are not released.
The aim of this project is to increase the sustainability of the food supply chain by systematically reducing food waste by saving 75,000 kg of unrealized but good food from disposal and passing it on to people in need.
Help preserve good food!