About 1/3 of food produced in the world is either lost or wasted. In Malaysia 3,000 tonnes of edible food is thrown away each day. This is enough to feed 10 million people every day. No-one in Malaysia should suffer from hunger.
Hence, Food Market Hub is supporting The Lost Food Project in donating surplus food. Surplus food from restaurants will be distributed as a hearty meal for the needy. However, do not have enough resources to transport ALL the surplus food from restaurants. So we need your help! Register yourselves right now!
Who is The Lost Food Project?
The Lost Food Project (TLFP) is a non profit organization in Malaysia that rescues quality, nutritious food that would otherwise end up in landfill, and redistributes this food and other essential items to those who need it most–regardless of religion, gender, age, disability orethnic group.
To date, TLFP supports:
- 8,000families (>40,000pax)
How you can contribute:
- Encourage your customers to donate RM10 and above to get a cute pack of food erasers
- Give out flyers in your food delivery to encourage customers to donate or volunteer in the project
- Donate your surplus food to The Lost Food Project
What you will get:
- Social media shoutout from Food Market Hub and The lost food project
- Get a Standee to acknowledge your contributions!
How do I register?
- Fill in the form Here
- We will contact you and pass you the erasers and flyers depending on how you would like to contribute!
- You’re all set!
- We will reach out to you from time to time to collect the donation you’ve made and restock the erasers and flyers if needed.
What do you mean by Surplus Food?
Surplus food can arise at different stages of food production processes, from ordering to quality control, and can include canned, chilled and frozen foods. Food surpluses can arise for several reasons
- An excess of products that are close to their ‘best before’ or ‘use by’ date.
- Slow-moving stock or deleted lines
- Products that are incorrectly labelled or have no label
- Products with damaged packaging
- Ingredients and finished products that fail to meet customer specification.
- Food products that are left over from breakfast, lunch or dinner
Identifying surplus food
Food Surplus audit will help you identify the different processes or habits that generate surplus edible food in your company or home.
- Raw materials: Food that has been purchased, not used, but still fir for human consumption
- Durability dates: Food products nearing their best-before and use-by dates.
- Packaged food: Non-perishable food products in unopened packaging (e.g. condiments, biscuits and fruit juices)
- Meals: If these have not been served, they can be redistributed
- Manufacturing processes: Products can be redistributed if the have not been in direct contact with customers
Minimum expiry date for donations is 2 weeks (14 days). Donations of >10 pallets require 1 month minimum expiry date. All donations will be treated with discretion on a case by case basis.
- Donors should provide the following info
– Contact info (name, contact number, Email address, address)
- Donation info
– Type of donation (bakery goods, frozen food, shelf stable food, etc.)
– Quantity (boxes, cartons, KG, etc)
– expiry date
– reasons for disposal
– Food handling, safety and storage advice
- We will notify donor if donation can be accepted and will liase with donor to collect/deliver donations accordingly.
- Donor to complete delivery note specifying product name and weight for internal/external reporting purposes.
What cannot be rescued?
Foods cannot be redistributed if they pose a food safety risk to the consumer and/or do not meet labelling requirements.
- Food that has expired
- Food that has not been kept at appropriate temperatures
- Foods that has unlabeled or damaged packaging
- Food that has been served to a customer
- Sushi and buffet/catering food
Where does all the Surplus food go?
It goes to The Lost Food Project’s beneficiaries, which includes
Food surplus donation info: https://bit.ly/TLFPartner
Enquiries about the campaign, drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is The Lost Food Project? https://www.thelostfoodproject.org/
Who is Food Market Hub? https://foodmarkethub.com/