A festival against food waste will be held in the historic centre of Athens this Saturday, to mark World Food Day. Organised by the non-governmental organisation 'Boroume' (We can) and the Athens municipality's Programme for Improving the Commercial Triangle, the event will take place at the junction of Vissis and Aiolou pedestrian roads between noon and 15:00 on Saturday afternoon.
The aim is to sensitise the public against throwing away food and show people easy and efficient ways to save and donate any surplus foods via "Boroume's" new internet platform "SavingFood".
It is also a chance of Athenians to become better acquainted with the revamped commercial centre of the city and its new pedestrian roads, through a project that has improved, cleaned and pedestrianised 10 roads in the centre with donations from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).
Visitors will be able to participate in efforts to use leftover fruits and vegetables "rescued" from street markets by programme volunteers, which will be used to make creative and tasty salads for the Athens municipality's "Reception and Solidarity Centre" for the support of people in need, with ideas and guidance from well-known chefs Alexandros Papandreou, Michalis Iroglidis and Stelios Mastorakos.
There will also be activities for children, where volunteers from the programme "Boroume sto Scholeio" (We can at School) teach them about food waste, volunteerism and contributing to their community.