Scholars of Sustenance Indonesia is a Food Rescue Foundation which focuses to feed the vulnerable communities in Bali and Indonesia. SOS Indonesia rescues edible surplus food from hospitality partners such as hotels, restaurants, bakeries, and food manufacturers and distributes it to those in need. Despite the Covid 19 pandemic, in 2021 SOS Indonesia has distributed a total of 1.000.000 meals. In the first 6 months of 2022 alone, we have distributed a total of more than 535.000 meals.
With the aim of reducing Food Waste heading to landfills, diverting thousands of greenhouse gasses while at the same time feeding vulnerable people in Bali and Indonesia, Scholars of Sustenance Indonesia will hold a fundraising event ‘Million Meals Paddle’ on the 24th of September 2022. It will be a 10km ocean paddle up and down the beautiful Sanur coastline! Get ready for a fun, beach festival atmosphere with music, food and drink, silent auction, lucky dip, and many activities at the start/finish line. From the start/finish location at Rip Curl School of Surf, at Prama Sanur Beach Hotel, paddlers will first head south to go around the white lighthouse, then turn to follow the coastline up and back down again to complete the 10km route. Registration for paddlers will start at 6.00am in the morning and we will officially close the event at around 6.00pm. The event is open to the general public and everyone is free to join the event to raise funds to feed vulnerable communities at the same time as tackling food waste issues.
SOS held the first Million Meals Paddle event in 2020 and it was a great success and one of the most successful fundraisers in Bali history. In total, we raised over 1 BillionIDR. “We want to create more impact and feed more vulnerable communities in 2022. Food Lost and Food Waste (FLW) has been a focus of the government of Indonesia in workshops and forum groups as part of the G20 Presidency events. Through the G20, Indonesia intends to be an example in tackling climate change and environmental management in a sustainable manner with concrete actions, so we as an NGO want to support that” said Minni Vangsgaard, General Manager of Scholars of Sustenance Indonesia.
For more information or to register, please visit scholarsofsustenance.org/mmp2022