We fight for a better food usage in a transformative, participative, inclusive and sustainable way. Do you want to be part of the solution?
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Imperfection depends on the eyes you look through:
we produce 100% natural and plant-based preserves from food surpluses and imperfect fruits and vegetables, while generating employment opportunities.
WE FIGHT FOR A BETTER FOOD USAGE
Fundació Espigoladors is a non-profit organisation which fights against food waste and losses, while empowering people at risk of social exclusion from a transformative, participative, inclusive and sustainable way.
We are a social enterprise model which works for three social needs at once and interconnects them: fighting for a better food usage, guaranteeing the right to a healthy diet and creating job opportunities for collectives at risk of social exclusion.
HOW WE DO IT?
We work to reduce and prevent food waste and to promote the right to healthy and sustainable nutrition from an inclusive, cross-cutting, and empowering perspective.
Through agreements with producers, we organise gleaning activities in the fields with volunteers, to collect fruits and vegetables that are discarded from the commercial circuit for various reasons, such as price reductions, supply excesses, or aesthetic issues, among others.
Guarantee of the right to healthy and sustainable nutrition.
We work in collaboration with social entities and free food distribution services (FDS) to distribute gleaned produce. In this way, we promote the availability of fresh produce at food donation points, and thus a more balanced and healthy diet for vulnerable populations.
Through work focused on action-oriented research and innovative participatory methodologies, we promote the generation of knowledge about sustainable agri-food systems, food sovereignty, and food losses and waste.
We believe education is the most powerful tool for social transformation, and that young people are the driving force for change in our society. Thus, we carry out various educational projects: awareness workshops about food wastage in schools, service-learning programs, and training for educational agents.
We retrieve fruit and vegetable surpluses (and those discarded for aesthetic reasons) and transform them into es im-perfect® 100% plant-based and natural preserves. Simultaneously, our central kitchen provides employment opportunities for individuals at risk of social exclusion.
Promoting a change in social consciousness is essential for building a better world and addressing global challenges like food waste. We aim to reintroduce a culture of conscious food utilisation among citizens, while also exposing and denouncing the injustices of the current food system.
WHAT WE ACHIEVED
Tones of food recovered
Tones of CO2 emissions prevented
Milions l. aigua estalviats
Millions of litres of water saved
Portions of food served (300 g)
Awareness actions #idontwaste