Saturday Food Rescue Market
The food Rescue market (De Voedselkringloop) is a project of De KasKantine that aims to reduce food waste. We focus on rescuing primarily fruits, vegetables, bread, and dry products.
The project is 100% run by volunteers. Our food savers pick up food from our partner suppliers that otherwise would have been thrown away, sort it out and present it in our ‘market’ which is open to anyone who is interested.
We have a lottery system to organize the distribution. The Market is Every Saturday from 10.00 until the food is finished.
Please be aware that we never know how much food will be there and how many people.
Become a foodsaver
We are looking for responsible teammates who intend to be involved in the project for a longer period of time. Without our volunteers the project would just be another great but vain idea.
Would you like to get locally active to try to reduce food waste? Would you like to learn more about how to avoid food waste?
The more volunteers, the more food we can actually save! Please use the contact form below if you want to get involved. More information about volunteering....
Become a partner by donating your surplus food!
We believe part of the solution to food waste is small scale, local and community-based redistribution, therefore we are currently looking to partner up with more local businesses in the neighborhood. When it comes to fresh produce and small amounts of food, large scale logistics simply don’t work as efficiently as the local approach. By donating food to De Voedselkringloop, small businesses can improve the environment by saving food which would otherwise be wasted, while reducing transport emissions because it is brought to a local distributor.
So, if your local business is interested in donating surplus food, we can get you started by addressing one basic question:
What is considered food that can be donated (food surplus)?
- perishable and non-perishable food that is near or past its THT date
- incorrectly weighed or measured food products that can no longer be sold,
- incorrectly labeled food, damaged or imperfect food products of which the safety is not compromised
- oversupplied food items and out dated promotional or seasonal items,
- food that does not comply with aesthetic norms but that still complies with health regulations AND does not need cooling
- are all possibly fit for donation!
Food that we can NOT process
- food with TGT date
- products that need cooling
- quantities beyond our capacity (more than 20 crates)
- We donot accept food from private households
Kaskantine's approach to food waste
The broader aim of the project is to contribute to the circular economy of the neighborhood, and to make citizens “future proof” by closing resource loops. In the EU, around 88 million tonnes of food waste are generated annually with associated costs estimated at 143 billion euro's (FUSIONS, 2016), about 30% of the originally produced food.
Wasting food is not only an ethical and economic issue but it also depletes the environment of limited natural resources. Reducing food waste helps to achieve Sustainable Development Goals and, on top of that, it enables us to: