We are an organization that aims to fight food waste through awareness raising and educational events, blogs and interesting info-graphics. No one wants to waste food and natural resources, yet 1/3 of produced food is wasted. By bringing more attention to the problems and listing solutions, we hope to resolve the issue.
Our mission is to make the problem of food waste understandable by raising awareness in different ways: events, videos, articles, campaigns, blogs and discussions. We want people to see that it’s an integral part of daily activities that has a negative impact.
By 2020 we see ourselves establishing Disco Soup events in various US states. We want these events to be a staple part of supermarket Corporate Social Responsibility plans. Through volunteering and educational events, the public awareness around the issue has increased, and has helped transform the current urban food systems.
Graduated with a Master’s degree in Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility from EOI in Madrid, Spain. Together with Piotr she focused her thesis on the problem of food waste in the retail sector of Spanish supermarkets, which opened her eyes to the vast environmental problems this phenomenon is causing. Upon her graduation Hokuma was motivated to continue her work towards reducing the waste of edible food, saving the planets valuable resources and keeping people well nourished. When she has some free time, she likes to fill it with music, dancing, friends and food!
Recent graduate with a Bachelor’s in International Relations, Spanish, and German from the University of Rochester. Extremely passionate about all things food, she is currently part of the DC Food Recovery Working Group and volunteers with FoodRescue US, a project that enables food runners to deliver surplus food from businesses to hunger-relief organizations. Since meeting Hokuma in 2010, Eva has been contributing written pieces and infographics to Saynotofoodwaste. She plans to pursue a Master’s and, eventually, a career pertaining to sustainable food policy.