From Hunger was started in 2020 during the first lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this period, many people lost their jobs or fell into financial difficulties. From Hunger focuses on the collection of leftover fruits and vegetables from wholesalers located at the Targ
Piast market square, and redistribution to people in need. From Hunger is supported by volunteers who offer to drive to collect and distribute food, communicating mainly through a dedicated Facebook group. The group operates based on a set of guidelines to make sure
that food is distributed fairly to those who need it most. From Hunger aims to ensure that local people’s basic food needs are satisfied, making use of local, otherwise wasted resources.
From Hunger would like to have access to a kitchen to allow for the preparation of fresh meals using the leftover produce (maturing). Access to a larger car or van would be useful for efficient transportation of the food, as well as a source of funding to pay for fuel, repairs and other materials that help the initiative to run.
Contact Person: Justyna Czerniak
Email: [email protected]
Info about the Innovators and the Innovation portraits Catalogue
FoodSHIFT 2030 aims to launch an ambitious citizen-driven transition of the European food system towards a low carbon circular future, including a shift to less meat and more plant based diets. This transition is necessary in order to address the pressing challenges for food and nutrition security, contribute to the EU commitment of reducing GHG emissions by at least 40% by 2030, and revitalize urban-rural linkages and partnerships.
To do so, it establishes FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs for maturing, combining, upscaling and multiplying existing food system innovations across nine front-runner city-regions. In turn these innovations contribute to the FoodSHIFT vision.
An Innovation Catalogue called “Innovation Portraits” was created to snapshot each of the Food Innovations connected with each of the FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs (FALs) across the 9 city regions.
Info about the Innovation Portraits Catalogue
The Innovation Catalogue will snapshot each of the Food Innovations connected with each of the FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs (FALs) across the 9 city regions. Each FAL has a dedicated innovation focus and each chapter will present innovation cases from a particular FAL. For each of the innovations presented, a snapshot of the innovation concept and purpose will be given, alongside the key impacts the innovation has in relation to the FoodSHIFT Impact Pathways and the acceleration ambitions of the innovation.
In addition, each innovation portrait is also categorized according to its Innovation Dimension. These dimensions indicate what kind of innovation is being presented, and where in the value chain it plays a role. This is indicated by these tabs. The dimensions are defined as follows:
Product – Innovations in this category address new or updated products, including quality, safety and market impact.
Process – These innovations are relevant to new technologies for processing, logistical improvements, infrastructure and new/improved services.
Social – Innovations in this category are relevant to changes in behaviour (e.g. consumers/citizens), development of new relationships and inclusiveness.
Governance – The innovations address policy developments, including food planning, subsidies, taxing, certificates & labelling.
Learn more about all the Innovation portraits: https://foodshift2030.eu/meet-the-people-changing-your-food-system/