WHY FOOD BANK?

It is believed that the primary cause of hunger in every nation is poverty. Increasingly, the numbers of hungry people have reached the mark of a global level for both food insecurity and malnutrition. However, malnutrition includes both the over-nourished and the undernourished. But the main focus of world hunger is the undernutrition.

One of the basic needs of a human being is food. There are millions of people worldwide that are too poor to be able to buy food to feed themselves.  On the other hand, they also lack the means to grow, harvest, stack and store their own food. Despite the attention given by the governments, non-profit organizations, public and private sectors, and even an individual to eliminate poverty and global hunger, there are still thousands of people around the world who die every day because of hunger.

 

WHAT IS A FOOD BANK?

A food bank is a non-profit organization created to give hope and purpose to those who are hungry. A food bank will serve to collect and distribute food to those who need it the most. It acts as a food depot and storage house for smaller agencies and sectors who want to donate food but cannot give directly to people suffering from hunger.

 

WHY IS FOOD BANK IMPORTANT?

There are several reasons why there is a need for a food bank in a community and they are as follows:

  • There are needs everywhere;
  • There is enough food but many are wasted.
  • What you give will always matter.
  • Food banks do the heavy stuff like delivery, lifting, etc.
  • It is not only for storing, delivery, and distribution, the goal is beyond giving food.
Facts and Figures of Food Wastage

It is a known fact that 1 out of 10 children does not have food to eat and that is because of global hunger which is experienced by most people below the poverty line and an important cause is due to food waste.

There are several reasons why there is a need for a food bank in a community and they are as follows:

  • There are needs everywhere;
  • There is enough food but many are wasted.
  • What you give will always matter.
  • Food banks do the heavy stuff like delivery, lifting, etc.
  • It is not only for storing, delivery, and distribution, the goal is beyond giving food.

As of the year 2019, the total population in Morocco is more than 36 million and according to a research made on household’s food waste in Morocco;

  • Almost 39% of two-fifths of food from households are being thrown away which make at least 25o 9 of consumable food in a week
  • At least 45.1% of all food goes to waste.
  • The value of food waste being used per month is less than $5 which is 45.9%; $6 to $20 in a 42.6%; $21 to $50 in a 10.7% and the more expensive food are least likely to be wasted.

The Anouar Association is making an effort to reduce food loss and waste through creating a food bank that will cater to the underprivileged people in Ait Faska in order to contribute locally and globally to achieve Zero hunger and Zero food waste by 2030.

 

Though it can still far fetch, it is one of the main goals of the Anouar Association is to give back to the community and help its people live free from hunger.