On December 1st, the Foodsharing Point in Lintgen revealed their Advent Window. The event was organised by the commune of Lintgen over the 24 days of Advent.
The window decorations were lovingly crafted by local children and all the lights and Christmas decorations were donated to us by SIVEC recycling centre.
The event was a team effort, and everyone had an enjoyable evening sharing saved food and drinking warm spiced apple juice made with local fruit!
It was a special occasion to connect with people from the village. It gave us the opportunity to explain and demonstrate how the Foodsharing Point works, discuss some common misconceptions, and spread the message to help fight food waste in Luxembourg.
Come to see our Advent Window – our window is lit up every night from 18:00 to 21:00 and you can also visit the Foodsharing Point.
“Take what you need, share what you can, fighting food waste together!”
Thank you, from the Foodsharing Point team Lintgen
Thank you to Tageblatt for this lively article about our Distribution Days in Junglinster. Without our committed members of Foodsharing Luxembourg and the support of the commune of Junglinster, these would not have been possible.
United Against Food Waste: Making sure food ends up in people’s stomachs
Foodsharing Luxembourg participated at the European Youth Event (EYE) at the European Parliament in Strasbourg with thousands of young people from all over the European Union and beyond with a workshop where participants came up with ideas on how to tackle food loss and food waste.
Thank you! That is what “United Against Food Waste” stands for!
Our workshop took place on Saturday, October 9, 2021, from 14:00 to 15:00
Results from the workshop
We divided up the workshop participants into 5 groups. Each group was dealing with one of the following topics: food loss, food service, retail, household. Only the last topic – household – was treated by two groups as we had to split it up due the huge interest. Here the top 3 political demands of each group are listed.
Increase youth education about how to value food, how to prevent food waste and how to reduce wasteful tendencies
Optimise food production with scientifically proven solutions
Open more channels for redistribution, e.g. special stores for overproduction or for unconventional looking vegetables
Make food waste visible by forcing food services to publish their food waste production and to quantify the GHG emissions of their food offered
Make donating unsold surplus mandatory and fund organisations that work with food leftovers
Include food waste solutions in climate policies
Simplify the expiration law and ban throwing away food
Remove all legal barriers to sell expired but still edible food and fund stores that do sell them
Force retail businesses to inform their customers about their food waste
Make consumers reflect on their consumption
Support consumers by instructing them on how to prepare and conserve food at home
Introduce food waste regulations for stores selling food
Educate consumers about food waste
Make consumers aware of secondary uses
Introduce penalties for food being wasted
We will continue to work with these and all the other ideas for political demands in our upcoming political work activities. Stay tuned!
Thanks to all the workshop’s organisers, facilitators and participants!