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The role of food banks in food security and food loss and waste (FLW) prevention

Code: 9781838799847
Moez El Shohdi, Egyptian Food Bank/Food Banking Regional Network, Egypt; and Rasha El Shafei, Universities of Canada in Egypt, Egypt

Chapter synopsis: The current deficit of food supply in which more than 820 million people do not have enough to eat puts a real threat on the upcoming generations to satisfy their most basic need of food sufficiency. This chapter describes the development of food banks over the years, explains the difference between the traditional and contemporary food banking models and presents a case study on one of the most successful food banks in the Middle East region that diverts more than 17,000,000 meals monthly from the landfill.

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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Food banks and the problem of food waste 3 The traditional food banking model 4 The contemporary food banking (CFB) model 5 Case study: the Egyptian Food Bank Food Loss and Waste (FLW) program 6 Conclusion 7 Where to look for further information 8 References

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