World Food Day

Chefs for Change Ghana Foundation in line with the UN World Food Day celebration on Thursday held a public campaign on food wastage and fed about 3,000 less privileged, mentally retarded, aged, Street kids and vulnerable people within the Accra metropolis.

World Food DayThe foundation which is a non-profit food recovery organization held the campaign to mark the day and to raise awareness on the need to create sustainable means of nutrition as well as advocate against food wastage.

Chef Elijah A. Addo, Founder Chefs for Change Ghana, said the Day was about recognizing the worldwide problem of hunger to encourage government, businesses and consumers to work towards reducing food wastage in Ghana.

The global theme for the day was ?Family Farming; Feeding the world, Caring for the world? while the foundation celebrated it under the local theme ?The Economic Impact of Food Wastage in Ghana? to highlight and raise awareness on how much the country was losing to food wastage.

Chef Addo said the campaign was used to raise fund in aid of the less privileged and the inefficiencies in the food supply systems in the country.

He said the campaign was taken to the Osu Children?s Home, Accra Psychiatric Hospital and the prisons to feed inmates, adding that inmates of the Nsawam prison would be treated with a good meal on October 17, 2014, to feed them to the maximum but also ensure that there was no wastage of these foods that were given out.

Chef Addo noted that if Ghana as a country is able to deal with the situation of food wastage and allow foods that go waste to be used to save the vulnerable ones in society, it would reduce the cost of savings on foods that go bad to both businesses and customers.



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