14 Sep '18, 11am

'I hope people ask why we're giving good food away': Giveaway highlights food waste problem

SINGAPORE: "Aunty, (we are) not a supermarket. If you want to pick and choose, go to a supermarket," said a food rescue volunteer in jest as she handed out free vegetables to the public on Friday (Sep 14). It was SG Food Rescue's third food wastage awareness drive - an event where they distribute "rescued" food items that are edible but were thrown out by suppliers. Advertisement About 800kg of food was given away to more than 200 members of the public in two hours from a room at the Urban Redevelopment Authority's (URA) office on Maxwell Road. These were collected a day earlier from Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre by SG Food Rescue's co-founder Daniel Tay and his volunteers. What they collect makes up only a small percentage of the roughly 2,000 tonnes of food thrown away daily. READ: The man who finds treasure and the secret of happiness in the trash The produce distribut...

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