Every year, roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption is lost or wasted – approximately 1.3 billion tonnes of food. This includes almost half of all fruit and vegetables produced, it’s as if we threw away 4 trillion apples every year!
Food insecurity affects 815 million people worldwide, the 11 per cent of the global population. Our guests are people with little or no access to resources and opportunities, who live in situations of social vulnerability and feel isolated and marginalised from their community.
Between February and April, a group of students from Bocconi University had the chance to volunteer at the Refettorio Ambrosiano in Milan. The interactions with the guests, their smiles and their stories, inspired the group and enriched their experience.