The Munich Tafel
- Food waste: 12 million tons of food end up in the garbage in Germany every year. This corresponds to a per capita waste of about 75 kilos! Quite often, the food that is thrown away is still fit for consumption. By throwing away this food, we do not only pollute our environment and harm our climate but also create an enormous ethical problem.
- Poverty and hunger: Especially because of the pandemic, many people have lost their jobs – the tendency to poverty is increasing. And as absurd as it may seem to many, there is a risk for everyone to become poor. In Munich, this risk is even at its highest with 18%. The consequences of poverty are hunger, social isolation, and mental health problems. And the way back into life is difficult.
At our headquarters in Munich, the work of the Tafel is particularly important because the risk of becoming poor here is extremely high.The charity work is based on donations and would not be realizable without financial, material, or voluntary support. With the aid of a broad network of partners, the Tafel has been successfully fighting poverty and food waste for many years. This is why we at SANVT are pleased to have had the opportunity to financially support them as well.