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This project is about working on expanding the foodsharing network to non-German-speaking areas and connecting to already existing similar initiatives to build a strong real-life movement of foodsavers and -sharers.

A short text about the significance of foodsaving worldwide (formerly called FSINT= foodsharing international) for the bigger vision of yunity can be found here.


Main working areas:

  • collecting information to provide orientation for international initiatives and enthusiastic individuals
  • developing a minimalist tool for international initiatives to manage store pick-ups
  • planning the Foodsaving Tours to go places and help people start foodsharing


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Collection of information

The first task in this project was to restructure and then translate and adapt the information gathered by foodsharing.de in their own German wiki. This work-in-progress can be found on the foodsharing Wiki for International Audiences

Since the time of this great idea has come, there are foodsaving and -sharing initiatives starting near and far, even without any help from us. The obvious thing to do is mapping them and gathering as much info as possible about how they work. Initiatives we have visited ourselves or are in contact with are described in detail in the Existing initiatives.
If you happen to have any information about foodsaving and/or -sharing projects not mentioned in this list, contact Janina Abels, she will appreciate it a lot! (smile) 

Over the last years in which foodsharing.de grew bigger and bigger and attracted a lot of attention from media and society, many enthusiastic people wrote to them. We had the great opportunity to go through their mailbox and evaluate the requests there.
If you are one of the hopefully many international foodsharing enthusiasts and want to be included in this list Janina Abels will gladly add you! (big grin) 

Lean tool for managing store pick-ups

As of now foodsharing.de is not open source and does not support translation to different languages, so non-German-speaking people basically can't use it. The promised full-fledged yunity platform still needs an unforseeable amount of time to be realized and we want to support the already existing and thriving foodsaving and -sharing communities now.
That's why the idea was born to build a tool that recreates the most distinct functionalities foodsharing.de provides: The possibility to create virtual images of stores with a dedicated team of foodsavers and time slots for pick-ups, in which interested foodsavers can simply enter themselves by clicking. The big advantage to the now commonly used google spreadsheets is, that nobody can sign up somebody else for a pick-up. Also a nice user interface is of course more user friendly than a sheet.
If you are interested in contributing to planning, designing and building this tool, visit the github repo and/or contact Tilmann, he will be very happy about it! (wink)
For giving translation support to the foodsaving tool project visit the corresponding transifex page and just get going!

Foodsaving Tours

We prepare information, we build a tool and we establish contact with interested people all over Europe and beyond. What is missing? Right, actually going to the people who want to start foodsharing in their cities and provide them with all the support we can to make it reality!
This idea was born in summer 2016 and is still in its planning stages. Still, the yunity people love to travel and many of them are constantly on the road anyways, so you could say it already started.
If you are interested in going on the road with us, contact Janina Abels, she will happily add you to the Foodsaving Tours page! (big grin) 

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