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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romanian NGO launches app that helps reduce food waste

Cluj-Napoca-based NGO O Masa Calda has launched an app that can help reduce food waste in Romania. Through this app, called ShareFood, restaurants, hypermarkets, or catering firms can donate the food they don’t use.

Food waste is a reality demonstrated by numbers. A European Union report shows that most food waste comes from households (53%), while 19% comes from food processing and 12% from food services. Even though there are not official data on food waste in Romania, this problem also exists here, the local NGO said.

Thus, the association O Masa Calda launched the app ShareFood, aiming to create a network of donors and recipients of food within a community, thus contributing to the reduction of food waste. The app is addressed to businesses active in the food industry, such as catering firms, restaurants, hypermarkets, that want to donate the food they don’t use. The beneficiaries may be the associations/organizations/institutions that are aimed at supporting disadvantaged people within a community. Among the first to open a beneficiary account is the Social and Medical Assistance Department within Cluj-Napoca City Hall.

The ShareFood app is currently available for devices running Android. Any request to create an account is approved by the app’s administrator, who checks the accuracy of the entered data based on the tax identification code. So far, the app administrator has received validation requests from donors and beneficiaries in Cluj-Napoca, Bistrita and Targu Mures.

The O Masa Calda Association is headquartered in Cluj-Napoca but also has activities in Bucharest, Bistrita, Satu Mare, Adjud and Constanta, where it provides around 900 portions of food per week.

Different way of fighting food waste: Romanian MP eats crackers from the trash

Irina Marica, [email protected]

(photo source: O Masa Calda on Facebook)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romanian NGO launches app that helps reduce food waste

Cluj-Napoca-based NGO O Masa Calda has launched an app that can help reduce food waste in Romania. Through this app, called ShareFood, restaurants, hypermarkets, or catering firms can donate the food they don’t use.

Food waste is a reality demonstrated by numbers. A European Union report shows that most food waste comes from households (53%), while 19% comes from food processing and 12% from food services. Even though there are not official data on food waste in Romania, this problem also exists here, the local NGO said.

Thus, the association O Masa Calda launched the app ShareFood, aiming to create a network of donors and recipients of food within a community, thus contributing to the reduction of food waste. The app is addressed to businesses active in the food industry, such as catering firms, restaurants, hypermarkets, that want to donate the food they don’t use. The beneficiaries may be the associations/organizations/institutions that are aimed at supporting disadvantaged people within a community. Among the first to open a beneficiary account is the Social and Medical Assistance Department within Cluj-Napoca City Hall.

The ShareFood app is currently available for devices running Android. Any request to create an account is approved by the app’s administrator, who checks the accuracy of the entered data based on the tax identification code. So far, the app administrator has received validation requests from donors and beneficiaries in Cluj-Napoca, Bistrita and Targu Mures.

The O Masa Calda Association is headquartered in Cluj-Napoca but also has activities in Bucharest, Bistrita, Satu Mare, Adjud and Constanta, where it provides around 900 portions of food per week.

Different way of fighting food waste: Romanian MP eats crackers from the trash

Irina Marica, [email protected]

(photo source: O Masa Calda on Facebook)

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