In cooperation with Boroume, a non-profit food rescue organization, we would like to encourage exhibitors and Posidonia participants who organize an event during Posidonia, (a reception, dinner, conference or seminar, inside the exhibition center or outside the exhibition premises), to join our “Save Food Initiative” and make sure that any left-over food is delivered to organizations, municipalities, shelters and other recipients who will distribute it according to their needs. During Posidonia 2014 more than 1.500 portions of food were saved and donated to 11 welfare organizations all over Attica.
Boroume is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing food waste in Greece through connecting food donations of surplus food with welfare charities, educational programs and awareness campaigns among other programs. Since the beginning of its operation in 2011, more than 5, 5 million meals have been saved and offered all over Greece and now more than 14.000 meals are being donated on average every day. Boroume has been supported by Greek foundations such as Stavros Niarchos, Ioannis Latsis, Bodossaki, NGO Vapori, NGO Limani as well as ones based abroad such as The Hellenic Initiative and Greek America Foundation.
Without collecting, storing or distributing food themselves, Boroume simply finds the most suitable food aid program -in terms of need and location- and coordinates the food collection by the recipient welfare organization, hence minimizing the effort of the donor to a single phone call. The donor will also be able to decide whether the donation is publicized or remains anonymous.