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Belo Horizonte redistributes surplus food through its food bank

Author: FAO, EStà, City of Belo Horizonte

In the framework of the national programme “Zero Hunger” promoting the right to food in Brazil, Belo Horizonte created a food bank programme which redistributes food surplus or non-marketable food to people in need through partnerships with nonprofit social associations. Additionally, the food bank receives donations through the public Food Acquisition Programme (PAA), which buys food from – and thus support- small-scale food producers of the region.

Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
Coverage: Brazil
Areas of focus: Food loss and waste