Approximately one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted worldwide. According to SWCorp Malaysia, 44.5 percent of the 16,667.5 tonnes of food waste generated in Malaysia daily. About 24 percent of the total food waste is still edible, with the quantity sufficient to feed 2,970,000 hungry people, three times a day.
Yet hunger and malnutrition remains a global problem. Some 800 million people throughout the world go to bed hungry and one-third of all people lack essential nutrients. In Malaysia, 22 per cent of children below the age of five are stunted, 15 per cent are underweight, 20 per cent wasting (acute malnutrition) and 23 per cent are overweight or obese.
The Lost Food Project rescues ‘lost’ (or surplus) food quality, nutritious food from going to landfill, and redistribute these food to up to 60 charities and soup kitchens as well as numerous B40 communities who live below the poverty line. Since 2016 (to Oct 2023), TLFP has rescued 6.7 million kg of food, provided 19.3 million meals to the hungry and prevented 18.9 million kg of greenhouse gas emissions from landfills in Malaysia.
Every penny will go a very long way to help us provide hunger relief, keep our warehouse stocked and trucks running, and help us scale operations to meet rising demands for food aid as well as combat climate change by preventing food from going to landfills. 🌎
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