Thursday 15 July 2021 – 16:21
Milan, the third hub of the district against food waste in Gallaratese
It will have a solidarity market and activities for women and minors in difficulty
Milan, 15 Jul. (askanews) – The renovation works of the third Hub of the District against food waste in Gallaratese (Municipality 8) have been completed, which opens with two new features, foreseen in the public notice of the Municipality of Milan in recent months: surpluses, it also brings with it a solidarity market and educational and training activities for women and minors in difficulty. The new hub joins the two already active in the Isola (Municipio 9) and Lambrate (Municipio 3) districts, which guarantee the recovery and redistribution of about 20 tons of food per month (40,000 equivalent meals).
“We can’t wait to see the Hub in full operation, it will be a meeting point for the inhabitants of the neighborhood – say the deputy mayor with responsibility for Food Policy, Anna Scavuzzo and the councilor for social and housing policies, Gabriele Rabaiotti – thanks to the new formula that integrates different realities, designed to strengthen the action of social inclusion starting from food support and aid ”.
In addition to the historic partners of the initiative, this opening was made possible thanks to the contribution of 75,000 euros from the Milan Foundation, which made it possible to restructure the space of the Municipality of Milan in via Appennini 50. In particular, the support comes from the initiative ” Derby Together ”with which the Club, on the occasion of the last Derby played in the league, gathered its supporters around the world to virtually fill San Siro and support the charity project.
The Terre des Hommes Foundation will manage the new multifunctional space, already part of the new Food Aid Device in Municipalities 7 and 8. As in the other Neighborhood Hubs, the logistics model is developed by the Milan Polytechnic: “We will work together with the other partners to experimentation of a new management model in the Gallarate area – adds Marco Melacini, scientific manager of the Food Sustainability Observatory of the Polytechnic – and the optimization of existing hubs through the active involvement of donor companies and the continuous monitoring of the processes and results achieved, to respond more effectively to the emerging needs of the urban population “.