PANAJI: DFDA held a meeting with representatives from the Restaurant Association, GCCI, Catering Association and Pharma Companies on the ‘Save Food, Share Food, Share Joy Initiative’ at its Conference Hall, Bambolim recently.
Director FDA, Jyoti Sardesai, introduced the initiative and explained its aim of bringing together all the stakeholders of the community to prevent food waste through supply chain. This initiative aims at creating awareness at source on reducing the volume of surplus food generated, donating extra food to food banks, soup kitchens and shelters through approved food recovery agencies, she informed.
A detailed description of the initiative and also operational details were given. Stakeholders, namely, Food Recovery Partners, Donors, Beneficiaries, and Volunteers, were urged to work unitedly for a successful implementation of the initiative in Goa.
The participants gave their feedback and expressed their willingness to contribute to this initiative. The Secretary of the Catering Association informed that they are willing to mobilize the restaurants in Panaji to provide at least 100 meals on a daily basis for the noble cause if a community food collection point (a cold storage facility) is made available for food deposition with the help of CCP Panaji and Smart City.