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Voerman introduces food box

Oct 13, 2014
Voerman in the Netherlands has introduced a new service to help customers make good use of leftover food when they move house.

 

The company provides its customers with a food box for any unwanted, non-perishable foods, for delivery to people who are in need.

 

The company says that when people move to a new home, they often throw out perfectly good food, because they do not want to take it with them. Voerman recognised this as a waste and contacted the Dutch national umbrella for food banks and asked them if they were interested in working together to find a solution.

 

The concept is simple: all Voerman International’s customers are offered a food box in which to put non-perishable food items they do not want to take with them. On the day of their move to a new home, Voerman International will pick up the food box and deliver it at the food bank organisation. Everybody benefits: Voerman’s customers can stop worrying about leftover food, less food is wasted and the food banks can rely on a trusted partner to help them do their work.

 

An increasing number of people in the Netherlands have serious trouble making ends meet. Food banks support them by offering a package with basic food items (rice and pasta, canned fruit and vegetables, for example) once a week. Some 150 food banks are now members of the Dutch umbrella for food banks. Together they offer 35,000 households (85,000 people) a helping hand. Their continued support is crucial for families living in poverty.

 

Photo:  A Voerman food box.

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