Robin Food includes vulnerable groups in the revalorisation of extra leftovers in the food chain
As part of the EIT’s Crisis Response Initiative, this activity directly contributes to the European Union’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Disruption to food supply chains caused by COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in enormous amounts of surplus leftovers such as vegetables and fresh fruits, causing difficulties for farmers. At the same time, a growing number of people do not have enough resources to feed themselves and their families due to the economic shock and rising unemployment caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Robin Food offers new life to those leftovers, transforming them into new food products, for example tomato soup. The aim of this project was to launch food products made from food which would otherwise have been wasted in Spain, the Netherlands and Belgium. Importantly, the products would be made available to socially vulnerable groups.
In 2020, Robin Food launched several food products from produce/food which would have been lost or wasted from the food chain in Spain, the Netherlands and Belgium. There has been particular emphasis on making these products available to socially vulnerable groups.