Will you help tackle hunger among vulnerable communities in Vietnam?
Please consider donating a tax-deductible gift by 30 June to help tackle hunger in disadvantaged communities.
Since mid-2022 Action on Poverty has supported social enterprise VietHarvest’s mission to feed people in need, alleviate hunger and poverty, and innovate for social impact in Vietnam.
From the beginning of its food rescue operations in September 2022, VietHarvest has rescued over 2,681kg of surplus food. That’s approximately 5,362 meals delivered to its charity partners and passed on to those in most need!
Income shock and food insecurity have been major economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in both developing and developed nations around the world. And in Vietnam the pandemic has delayed poverty reduction progress and increased inequality.
VietHarvest’s solution is to rescue quality surplus food and partner with the organisations that help feed people in Vietnam’s underserved communities. Working with food manufacturers, retailers, and the hospitality and agriculture sectors, the project effectively reduces quality food waste by redirecting it to feed hungry people.
Surplus food is the food along the supply chain that is suitable for human consumption. Perfectly safe to consume, within expiration date, but can’t be sold, and therefore ideal for donation. Fruit and vegetables, dry goods, meat, dairy, eggs, cooked meals packed for takeaway, sandwiches and wraps, cakes, pastries, baked goods… are all rescued by VietHarvest and redirected to those most in need on the streets of Hanoi.
VietHarvest’s partner GLC Charity provides food and other essentials to people living rough on the streets of Hanoi.
“Every Friday, our volunteers go out on their weekly run. We often need food for at least fifty vulnerable and disadvantaged people we meet on the street at night.
“Since having support from VietHarvest, our people in need have bigger dinners, with quality pastries, loaves of brown bread and other foods which they would have never had a chance to enjoy.
“We take as much as possible to feed children and the elderly on the streets around Hanoi. Thank you VietHarvest.” (Mrs. Thuy, GLC Charity)
VietHarvest’s food rescue effort tackles both hunger and food waste
Roughly one third of all food produced worldwide is wasted. And the global economic, environmental, and social cost of food waste is estimated at US$2.6 trillion (drawdown.org). Close to one billion people in the world are going hungry. So, reducing both food waste and hunger are two challenges that urgently need to be addressed.
Donating surplus food for human consumption is an effective solution to reduce hunger and prevent food waste, and Action on Poverty is proud to work with VietHarvest in its mission to tackle these two societal emergencies.
With your support, we can help social enterprises like VietHarvest reach the vulnerable communities at risk of slipping deeper into hunger and poverty.
This tax-time, please give what you can to help those in Action on Poverty’s underserved communities who are struggling to meet their basic needs. A single donation can go a long way.
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Reference: Your name – EOFY VietHarvest Appeal
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