“Boroume” or “We Can” is a voluntary initiative that fights food waste and coordinates the daily donation of surplus food to orphanages, soup kitchens, old age homes and other welfare institutions. Seeing the paradox that 1 in 11 citizens in the Attica region are struggling to secure enough food to feed themselves whilst at the same time tons of good food is being thrown away everyday by restaurants, hotels, bakeries and other food points, we decided to do something about it.
We work closely with welfare institutions, social workers in municipalities and soup kitchens all over Greece in order to learn about their daily needs. Everyday we ensure that food from eateries, bakeries, fast food shops, restaurants and other companies gets donated to the above organizations. We do not stock or transport food, but make sure that it gets picked up directly by those who need it most. Our aim is for the food to be donated within the same neighborhood in order to strengthen the ties between people living in the same area.
In addition to the above, we assist companies that want to donate food within their Corporate Social Responsibility programs, we give personal advice to people who are in need of food and help them secure food on a daily basis, we hold food drives in schools and work with hotels in the Attica region to help provide welfare institutions with necessary equipment as well as food.