The Czech Republic’s Food Banks organisation has opened its first kitchen
and begun offering cooking lessons, Czech Television reported. The charity
says that many impoverished people don’t eat healthily and don’t know
how to handle the foodstuffs it provides to them.
On Tuesday professional chefs provided instruction at the Food Banks’ first cooking course. It plans to offer free lessons to single parents, seniors and the unemployed once a month.
Last year the organisation redistributed foods at a value of CZK 225 million. A law introduced in January requires large outlets to provide all their waste foodstuffs to the Food Banks.
More than 660 stores around the country are taking part in the sixth
National Food Collection held in the Czech Republic on Saturday.
Throughout the day people can donate non-perishable foodstuffs that will be distributed among socially weaker groups of the population, single parents, senior citizens and others.
The annual food drive is traditionally organised by Business for Society, along with other NGOs.
Last year people donated some 397 tonnes of foodstuffs to the needy.
Some 397 tonnes of foodstuffs were donated during the Czech Republic’s
fifth National Food Drive on Saturday, which is 70 tonnes more than in the
previous year, organisers from the Business for Society platform have
Some 750 shops, including stores owned by major chains such as Tesco and Lidl, took part in the event in which members of the public donated non-perishable foodstuffs for redistribution to those in need. This year, more than 4,000 volunteers and shop staff took part in the collection.
The fifth national food collection is held around the Czech Republic on Saturday. Sone 750 shops, including stores owned by major chains, take part in the event in which members of the public can donate non-perishable foodstuffs that will then be redistributed to those in need. The campaign is organised by a corporate responsibility platform Business for Society, along with other NGOs. Last year, some 312 tonnes of food were donated.
The first Czech edition of the international charity project Empty Bowls, aimed to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger, will take place at Prague’s Café Jedna this Saturday. People can come and buy a bowl of soup and do a good deed at the same time. Ruth Fraňková spoke to Nina Rail, a potter and one of the organizers of the project and first asked about its history.
The average European throws out around one hundred kilos of foodstuffs every year, and the Czech Republic is no exception. For several years now, an initiative called Zachraň Jídlo or Save Food has been trying to prevent the enormous waste as well as raise Czechs’ awareness of the problem. Along with organising food donations, it attempts to provide information and solutions to all participants in the food chain, from producers to distributors and consumers.
Some 228 tonnes of foodstuffs was donated during the Czech Republic’s third national food collection on Saturday, organisers have said. Over 470 shops, including stores owned by major chains, took part in the drive in which members of the public donated non-perishable foodstuffs for redistribution to the needy. Around 2,000 volunteers and shop staff took part in the collection.