A crash course in changing the world.
My objective was to increase someone's food security near me.
So the question is how to help respectively whom should I support?
Generally in Germany, the country I live, and like in other industrialized countries we have no problem with food security. On the contrary we have a problem with high abundance of the food. Meanwhile, the food is usually thrown away when it doesn't look enjoyable anymore although you can still eat it. And it is so unjust because on the world there are still people who die from hunger. This is a big problem in our world.
But there are still people in our society who don't have enough money for getting a decent meal. So how to solve these problems. We can develop a solution to solve both problems at once.
1. People, who love to cook or have time to cook, could donate a part of their meal, that they couldn't eat, or maybe they cook too much, people, who need a decent meal.
2. People, who buy too much food, could donate a part of the food too.
The question is how to donate? How should the process be designed? Everybody hasn't always so much time to bring food or the meal directly to the "Tafel". I have thought about this a lot and then I had an idea!
In every city there are many groceries, so these people could bring some food or a part of the meal there.
And at the end of the day these groceries could bring the food or the meal to the "Tafel", so on the next day, "Tafel" could offer this meal or food. The groceries have to remunerate for their "transport-service".
(Agent Eugenia Hein has written a good blog about this topic "Tafel in Deutschland".)
I think it is a good idea. If I would know that I can help with my "donation" some people for getting a decent meal, then I would cook voluntarily for more persons or donate some food.