Students taste food from impoverished areas


East China Normal University held a festival on Wednesday featuring food from impoverished areas.

The food included 69 dishes, 50 fruits, 118 pastries and about 60 snacks prepared by the university’s caterers.

The  ingredients were bought from Xundian in Yunnan Province, Guoluo in  Qinghai Province, Zunyi in Guizhou Province and Kashgar in the Xinjiang  Uygur Autonomous Region.

The food was offered for free to students  and teachers, who could then buy produce from these areas to contribute  to poverty relief efforts.

Posters and other information was handed out to students to promote the food saving initiative.

The  university has been promoting food saving since 2017, when it launched  an “empty plate” campaign in its canteens, offering fruit and chewing  gum to diners who finished all their food. This semester, its canteens  began to offer half-portions to further reduce food waste.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Source: SHINE


East China Normal University