“Street Dish” Initiative Feeds the Hungry Via Dumpsters

Prato de RuaA new initiative in Brazil keeps food out of the trash and puts it in the hands of those who need it. 

Every day, we throw out food that is perfectly fine simply because we don’t want to deal with it anymore. It’s easy to forget that there are hungry people who would never dream of abandoning a meal. 

The tragedy is that it’s nearly impossible to get your leftovers into the hands of someone who really needs them. In an attempt to change that, the Makers Society in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has created an initiative, forming a supply chain to help the hungry.

Prato de Rua (Street Dish) is an initiative that operates by placing a sticker on a dumpster. The sticker encourages passersby to hang their leftovers from a knob on the dumpsters so that the city’s poorest residents can eat them.

We are happy to see that The Makers Society has found a way to use dumpsters as a platform to help those in need.