“Think globally, act locally” urges people to consider the health of the planet and to act within their own communities and cities. This motto makes sense when we address the issue of world hunger that to this day it’s estimated to afflict 800 million people. This gains even more importance when at the same time, we talk about another serious problem, the food waste.
To take action is imperative! We need to get food to those who don’t have. And it is here that enters the Re-food, this idea was born in 2010, becoming a project the following year and that is now a Movement!
Re-food is an independent organization, guided by citizens and 100% voluntary. It’s a community of eco-humanitarian charity, which works to eliminate food waste and hunger and that at this point already has multiple cores spread across Portugal.
Its mission is to “eliminate food waste and hunger, involving the whole community in a common cause”, based on five fundamental values: Equality, Respect, Inclusion, Sustainability and Optimism. Yes, because you need to have an optimistic spirit to work in a mission like this. And the good intentions are not enough and the means are always scarce.
Codil always had a social engagement with their community, trying to deploy the means available for several causes, however the opportunity to contribute to the Re-food Movement has been one that rapidly filled our hearts.
Since the beginning of 2015 Codil is proud to belong to this movement, providing from plastic boxes for food (produced with raw materials prepared for food contact) to baskets and buckets for transport.
Also in 2015, Codil had the honor of receiving the visit of Hunter Halder, founder of the Re-food project, a fantastic human being who fell in love with a portuguese girl in a pilgrimage to Fatima. And here he stayed, he and his bike…
Learn more about this project in http://www.re-food.org/ and how you can give your contribution to improve the welfare of the less fortunate. It is important to give and receive. Because it is not solidarity, it is responsibility.