Hunter Halder, Refood's founder, will be on October 11, at 7 pm, at the EB 2.3 Dr. António de Sousa Agostinho School, for the second presentation meeting of this project in Almancil.
The Refood project is a 100% voluntary eco-community effort by and for citizens at the micro-local level to end food waste and hunger while reinforcing local community ties.
The project has been gathering volunteers and encouraging the creation of groups in other parts of the country and is intended, with this action, to attract new volunteers.
This meeting will be attended by the founder of the project, Hunter Halder, a Lisbon-based American who began collecting leftover meals in his neighborhood restaurants and cafes and then distributing them to the needy.
It should be noted that the Municipality of Loulé has been a key partner of this project since the first hour. The winning proposal in the Parish of Almancil of Participatory Budget 2016 was the work to improve the facilities of Refood's operations center, which included the creation of a modular house, equipped with kitchen and toilet, which allowed to improve the work developed by this association. .
Since 2015, as part of the Zero Waste Movement, during the MED Festival hundreds of pounds of cooked and uneaten food have been collected, which is distributed to the most vulnerable families in the county. The operation of this action is carried out by a team of Refood volunteers, with the support of the Loulé Local Volunteering Bank, the São Clemente and São Sebastião Parish Center, as well as technicians from the Municipality's Social Intervention and Volunteering Division, which over night collect the surplus, ensuring all safety parameters required by ASAE.