In Poland, about 9 million tons of meals is wasted yearly, whereas on the similar time, there are about 1.6 million individuals dwelling in excessive poverty, reported the Federation of Polish Meals Banks.
In accordance with statistical knowledge collected by the Federation of Polish Meals Banks (FPBZ), the present Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the issue. The truth is, the variety of individuals in want of free meals in Poland could possibly be even increased, reaching 5-6 million.
However, there are initiatives like, for instance, Caritas charity Pantry, meals banks and the Too Good To Go app, that are designed to counteract this waste and assist these most in want.
As a part of the venture, Caritas Pantry has been receiving meals from almost 1,000 shops throughout the nation. This makes it attainable for the Catholic Church charity to usually assist almost 50,000 individuals, who obtain meals or are provided meals at Caritas facilities.
In 2017 and 2018, Caritas Pantry delivered 2,600 tons of meals to these in want. In 2019, the quantity of meals distributed exceeded 5,000 tons.