United Nations Environment Programme Asia Pacific partners with OzHarvest to feed thousands with rescued food
EVENT: ‘Think.Eat.Save’ Bangkok
WHEN: Thursday, 3 December 2015
TIME: 12pm to 2pm
LOCATION: Parc Paragon, Siam Paragon
The UN Environment Programme Asia Pacific has enlisted the support of leading Australian food rescue organisation, OzHarvest, to educate and raise awareness about the issues of global food waste, food security and sustainability.
To support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 12.3, which aims to halve global food waste and reduce food losses along the production and supply chains by 2030, UNEP and OzHarvest have partnered with some of Bangkok's most recognised chefs and will serve 2,030 people a lunch prepared with ingredients otherwise destined for landfill.
Prominent Thai chefs Duangporn ‘Bo’ Songvisava and Dylan ‘Lan’ Jones of Bo.lan restaurant, together with a team of chefs from Nahm including Chris Miller, as well as influential Wonderfruit Festival Co-Founder Pete Phornprapha and Dusit International's Siradej Donavanik, will unite with UN delegates, and policymakers to fight food waste at Bangkok’s ‘Think.Eat.Save’ event on Thursday, 3 December at Parc Paragon, Siam Paragon between 12pm - 2pm.
The Think.Eat.Save campaign of the Save Food Initiative to reduce food loss and waste is a partnership between UNEP, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nation and Messe Düsseldorf, in support of the UN Secretary-General’s Zero Hunger Challenge. The lunch is modelled on OzHarvest’s annual ‘Think.Eat.Save’ events, which feed thousands of people across Australia while raising awareness about global food waste.
An expert panel discussion on the issues of food waste, food security and food sustainability will inspire thought, debate and action while delicious meals made from rescued and donated food items will be served by top chefs.
Register to attend the event at http://thinkeatsavebkk.eventbrite.com.au
For media information and interviews please contact:
Mei Ling Park, Communications Consultant UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Satwant Kaur, Regional Information Officer, UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Louise Tran, OzHarvest National Communications and Marketing Manager
Kiki Dhitavat, OzHarvest Asia-Pacific Special Projects