Every day tons of perfectly good, edible food is thrown away in Berlin. Fresh nourishment that could help many Berliners in need if it were distributed properly - something that the Berliner Tafel e.V. has been accomplishing successfully since 1993, For 25 years, Berliner Tafel members and volunteers have been rescuing donated food, sorting it, and delivering it to social and charitable organizations throughout the city.More about the organisation
The "Internationale Grüne Woche" (International Green Week) is Germany's most famous food fair offering a huge variety of international cuisine to Berlin's food lovers over the course of ten days. Each day, at the close of the fair, many of the exhibitors have food left over that is waiting to be rescued. As a result, every evening from 17.01.2020 - 26.01.2020, the Berliner Tafel and its volunteers enter the convention center to collect all the food the vendors would otherwise have to throw away and it is subsequently delivered on the same evening to Berliners-in-need throughout the city. The rescue operation lasts approximately 30 Minutes to 1.5 hours and begins each evening at 17:15 (on 24.01 at 19:15).
Collecting leftover food at the end of the food fair.
Basic physical fitness and a desire to work in a team environment.
For this volunteering opportunity you don't need any German skills.
It is ok to only help once.
Am I covered by accident and/or casualty insurance during the project?