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A Peacemaking Project by Nicole A.
What is the injustice we are solving?
In Costa Rica about five thousand tons of food are being wasted yearly; that of which could meet the nutritional needs of 220 thousand individuals. According to the Household Survey of the National Institute for Statistics and Census, 317 thousand households live in poverty (21.7%) and 90 thousand households do not eat 3 times a day. In Costa Rica, just as in most countries in Central America, the lack of food donations along with the excess of food waste are triggered by the county's federal code of laws. Companies, along with supermarkets, catering services and hotels, fear being sued for liability over the donated food. Therefore alliances between organizations dedicated to food distribution and food donors are rare.
Our Compassionate Solution:
To solve this injustice of Hunger by tackling Food Waste issues
we will address The legal grounds of food donation and liability over the donated products.
by Drafting and presenting a bill to congress that seeks to create a feasible rout for the distribution of all perishable food through the division of responsibility within the main pillars of the donation chain: Benefactors, Collectors and beneficiaries.