Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Feeding Albania operates through the principle of SUSTAINABILITY and contributes to the SDG 2.1 as well as SDG 12.3 of the United Nations:

  1. ZERO HUNGER

2.1 By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round.

  1. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

12.3 By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses.

 

Statistics show that since the beginning of the pandemic COVID19, the number of hungry people in the world has increased and still is not decreasing. Our role as food banks is to help and support organisations, local communities and people living in food insecurity. While one third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted, at least one in nine people worldwide suffer from hunger or malnutrition. The report of the GFN, Waste Not Want Not Toward Zero Hunger, The Global Food Banking Network (GFN), states that food banks are a green solution for hunger in the world.

Food banks not only lower the emergency of hunger, but also provide a low-cost alternative and big benefit to the society by not allowing food to go to waste. Food banks utilise the energy of local communities and of volunteers into synergetic actions in order to save food.

 

The value of recovering food can be generally classified into three benefits:

First, ECONOMICAL benefit

Food that is supposed to be eaten from humans should be consumed by humans. All the energy and the work towards the production, transportation, transformation or the storing of that food, doesn’t have to go to the trash bin.

Second, ENVIRONMENTAL benefit

By the redirection of the excess food, food banks lower the emitting of the greenhouse gases into the atmosphere by directly benefiting the climate. It is now known that 8-10% of greenhouse gases come from food waste and loss. Moreover, not wasting food doesn’t take extra space in the landfills.

Third, SOCIAL benefit

Ushqimi nuk ka pse të shkojë dëm ndërkohë që ka kaq shumë njerëz të cilët kanë nevojë për atë ushqim. Bankat e ushqimit e rekuperojnë ushqimin e tepërt, kur ai është plotësisht cilësor për konsum dhe e ridrejtojnë atë tek më nevojtarët e shoqërisë. Pra, ana sociale është motivimi kryesor i ekzistencës së Bankave të ushqimit.

We as Feeding Albania aim at the building of a network of food banks in the country. We believe that through such initiatives, it is possible to receive the above benefits in reducing the negative social and environmental impact of food waste.

 

For more, please refer to the report below.

GFN_WasteNot.pdf (foodbanking.org)

 

The document on the Sustainable Development Goals in Albanian, prepared from Qendra Burimore e Mjedisit, can be found in this link:

https://feeding.al/wp-content/uploads/Objektivat-e-Zhvillimit-te-Qendrueshem.pdf