ÉMK: the food rescue program starts

By: Trademagazin Date: 2023. 09. 13. 12:43

The food rescue program is starting – the Élélmiszermentő Központ Nonprofit Kft. (ÉMK) announced to MTI on Tuesday.

It was written that last Monday, the operation of the ÉMK trial plant in Pest County had already begun. The food rescue program connects Hungary’s largest charitable organizations (Baptist Charity, Catholic Charity, Hungarian Maltese Charity, Ecumenical Aid, Hungarian Reformed Charity Foundation, Magyar Vöröskereszt) with legally defined retail chains (Auchan, Tesco, Penny, Aldi, Lidl, Spar).

Around the world, including in Hungary, an unreasonable amount of food still ends up in the trash, the average Hungarian is responsible for throwing away 65.5 kilograms of food in his household every year, and this figure is only slightly better than the EU average, which reaches 70 kilograms – they wrote.

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