Carrefour teams up with food bank to reduce waste

More than 400 tonnes of food is thrown out in Bahrain every day

Carrefour teams up with food bank to reduce waste

In a bid to tackle the massive worldwide issue of food waste, supermarket giant Carrefour has come up with a plan.

Food waste is a huge problem across the world, despite the fact that 870 million people are under-nourished globally.

And to deal with just some of this waste in Bahrain, Carrefour is teaming up with the Conserving Bounties Society to donate left over food items to be redistributed to those who need it.

The initiative will help reduce the amount of food wastage and have a positive impact on the environment and the lives of those who are struggling.

Shaikh Zeyad Al Khalifa, vice chairman of the Conserving Bounties Society, said, “We are looking forward to working together with Majid Al Futtaim [who operate Carrefour] and hope to establish a strong, strategic partnership that will raise awareness on rationalizing food consumption and the disadvantages of food waste, which we aim to gradually reduce with this initiative.”

The Conserving Bounties Society has a “diligent process” for collecting perishable fresh-food products to make sure everything is safe to eat.

The project will be rolled out across the 12 Carrefour hypermarkets across the Kingdom.

Jerome Akel, Country Manager of Carrefour Bahrain, added, “I am pleased that Carrefour is involved in such a great initiative, as it demonstrates our continuous commitment to the environment and the welfare of our community, one of many core values we believe in at Majid Al Futtaim.”

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