Supermarkets to donate unsold food in Mexico

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The World Food Programme warns that some 795-million in the world don’t have enough daily nutrition to lead a normal life. That’s one in nine people.

In Mexico, a non-profit food bank is preparing to combat widespread malnutrition. It’s working with supermarket chains to provide unspoiled food to those most in need.

CCTV America’s Martin Markovits reports.

Supermarkets to donate unsold food in Mexico

The World Food Programme warns that some 795-million in the world don’t have enough daily nutrition to lead a normal life. That’s one in nine people. In Mexico, a non-profit food bank is preparing to combat widespread malnutrition. It’s working with supermarket chains to provide unspoiled food to those most in need. CCTV America’s Martin Markovits reports.

After being fired from her job, Juana Flores Roman has been living on the streets with her daughter and three grand children for over five years. Many times she and her family would go hungry for days.

But since she started going to a non-profit food bank that provides donated food from supermarkets that would otherwise go to waste, it has given a level of security to her family.

The organization, Food for Everyone, has been praised for working with big supermarket chains to rescue unspoiled food in a country with one of the highest poverty rates in the world.

Food for Everyone is pushing for the government to do more. The organization is supporting a bill that would ban all supermarket chains from throwing away or destroying unsold food. But so far the bill has stalled, robbing millions of Mexicans from having food security.


Eric Holt-Gimenez on global food waste

CCTV America’s Mike Walter interviewed Eric Holt-Gimenez, the executive director at FoodFirst about the global food waste.

Eric Holt-Gimenez on global food waste

CCTV America’s Mike Walter interviewed Eric Holt-Gimenez, the executive director at FoodFirst about the global food waste.