The Ostend FoodSHIFT Accelerator Lab has developed a food strategy for the city of Ostend, in which the newly developed agricultural park Gardens of Stene acts as the engine to stimulate the local food dynamics and raising awareness on ‘local food and healthy diet (see more on this page).
The city of Ostend promotes local production through concrete actions; fight food waste starting with there own central kitchen; facilitate a shift towards a more plant-based diet; work with the restaurants and catering sector on short food supply chains.
The Lab will also work to combat poverty supporting vulnerable societal groups in acquiring a more healthy diet and organizing more efficient redistribution of food surplus through the Foodsavers.
Take a look to the Ostend Lab’s work in the 2 videos on this page!
Ostend Lab has a lot going on, their plan is full of activities, some of them are the following (but there is much more!):
On the below photo from right to left: Kathy Belpaeme (Ostend Lab), Christian Bugge Henriksen (FoodSHIFT Coordinator), Gwenny Cooman (City of Ostend), Guy-Paul Libin (City of Ostend) and Dirk Wascher (FoodSHIFT Coordinator).
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