Sustainable Development Goals
Supporting Long Term Change…
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals provide the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all, addressing the global challenges we face together. (Adopted in 2015 building on the eight Millennium Development Goals aimed at reducing extreme poverty by 2030).
Food For Change’s mission to help end food insecurity targets SDG 2: Zero Hunger – everything we do is to help end hunger in our local communities.
SDG 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
To track our progress against this goal, we track the number of meals grown at our farms, rescued through our grocery program and provided through supporting our partners.
In addition to working towards Zero Hunger, we actively seek to make sure how we do what we do contributes towards other SDGs, including:
SDG 10 – Reduced inequalities
What: Reduce inequality within and among countries
How: We aim to help bridge the gap between those who have and don’t in Australia by improving access to the basic human need – food.
SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production
What: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
How: By reducing food waste through our rescue program, and minimising food loss between harvest and consumption by distributing locally. We use existing partner infrastructure wherever possible to save additional consumption and also use environmentally focussed farm and waste management practices.
SDG 13 – Climate Action
What: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
How: By reducing food waste, which is a huge contributor to global We minimise our carbon footprint on the farm by reinvigorating underutilised land, using environmentally focussed farm and waste management practices eg. compost from green waste system in councils comes full circle to grow food. We reduce our food distribution footprint by focussing on local communities. Local, small-scale food rescue matching donors to locals in need also mimimises the footprint of rescue activities.
SDG 15 – Life on Land
What: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
How: Reusing underutilised land by applying regenerative agriculture, or ‘no-dig’ farming principles, enables us to use compost from local council green waste recycling to maintain soil biodiversity, improve soil conditions and even allow the regeneration of previously over-farmed soil.
SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals
What: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
How: Partnering with our supporters and food relief partners to achieve our overall objective ie SDG2 – Zero Hunger.
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