SHOULD WE HOLD THE FOOD INDUSTRY ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE FOOD WASTE? – WSS STUDENT’S DEBATE IN STRUGA

On May 31, 2019, another WSS Effect youth presentation and a debate about food waste and food poverty has been organized. The presentation lead by two representatives from Food Bank MK was attended by more than 20 students from the “Yahya Kemal” college in Struga.

Some of the key topics which were discussed with the III-rd year students (age 16-17) were:
– how to reduce the food waste and stimulate more surplus food donation;
– what are food banks and what food banks do;
– how to raise awareness about the food waste and food poverty issue &c.

During the presentation, students have agreed that the redistribution of  the edible surplus food to the people in needs is an excellent tool to tackle simultaneously both, the food waste and the food poverty issue. Further,  they have expressed an opinion that, small businesses, food producers, farmers &c. should not be punished for wasting food since that would influence their further operation but that more strategic action should be taken towards the bigger companies &c.

The event was the third presentation organized in cooperation with “Yahya Kemal” college. It was organized within the frames of the partnership established with the schools management in 2018. In that regard, presentations are being organized with the students and students are engaged in joint food collection and awareness rising activities.

WSS Effect project is a 3-year food waste and food poverty action funded by the European Union and implemented by Association “Food for All – Food Bank MK”, Organization of Women from Strumica, SIBAHE – Slovenian Food Bank and FEBA – European Food Banks Federation.

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