© 2018 Eat United (Comamos Juntos)

Registrada como organizacion

de caridad incorporata en la

Comision de caridad:

Inglaterra y Galles

Numero de Caridad: 1165017

Filial registrada en:

Nicaragua numero de caridad: 6678

publicada: en la Gaceta 02.02.18.

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WHAT IS EAT UNITED?
Eat United Nicaragua is the first and only project in Nicaragua that provides an innovative, sustainable and replicable solution to food waste and food insecurity in one go.

VISION

A fair food system that guarantees access to ample nutritious food for all while keeping the planet healthy and harmonious.

MISSION

Provide a sustainable and replicable method for increasing access to healthy food and reducing food waste in urban food insecure communities

VALUES

LOCAL

facilitate community action

LOGICAL

seek the most efficient solution

LONG-TERM

sustainable approach; no quick fixes

WHAT DO WE DO?
1

Food Rescue

Rescue surplus fresh produce and distribute it to low-income neighbourhoods in Managua.

2

Food Banks

Share packs of fruits and veggies with families to cook at home.

3

Hands-on Food Education

Motivate healthy food choices by experiencing food together in a fun environment.

WHY?
In Nicaragua huge quantities of fresh, nutritious produce goes to waste from food markets every day.
At the same time, low-income families struggle to put food on the table.
 
They also face risks of serious long-term health problems due to poor nutrition.
HOW DOES IT WORK?

FRom Markets

Wholesale Vendors in the market donate surplus fresh produce. Volunteers rescue, sort and re-distribute the food to Community Centres around the city.

To Communities

Each Community Centre runs a Rescued Food Sharing Service. Local Users arrive to collect a pack of fresh produce that contains enough food for over 30 meal portions and a variety of at least 5 kinds of products.

To families

The change only happens at home. Interactive cooking and food education  in each community motivate dietary changes.

SUSTAINABILITY
SUSTAINABILITY
HOW DO WE CREATE LASTING CHANGES?

1.

everyone an agent

for change

No one in the Eat United family is a victim. Instead, our work is a collaborative effort. Everyone contributes to making the change: Vendors, Volunteers and Users.

2.

training

on the ground

We focus on growing together. We build the skills of our team through training and peer-to-peer education. Volunteers take on responsibilities early on to learn by doing.

3.

user collaboration

Users of Eat United's Rescued Food Sharing Service make a voluntary contribution of U$0.5 per food pack. This goes towards the logistical costs of bringing food to their community.

"That's awesome. What can I do?"
 

You can join our fight for food security, gaining incredible experience and skills, by taking on a Volunteer Project or Intern role.

Win a trip to Nicaragua and visit the work of Eat United!

 Be a Champion Fundraiser in the "Ugly Veg Olympics", our online fundraising competition.

Be an Agent for local food solutions. Your contribution directly supports activities that build food security and community resilience, while combatting food waste.

We need you now more than ever.

Eat United has been running in Nicaragua since 2013. However, this year the local situation has changed dramatically. In April 2018 Nicaragua entered a prolonged period of political unrest and violence. Many lives have been lost, and families torn apart. Marches and demonstrations continue to occur, and the situation remains volatile.

 

The terrible events and chaos have gravely affected the country's economy too, which has lost over U$638 million and 215,000 jobs have been lost already [Source: FUNIDES]. Thas has very serious consequences for people's daily lives and buying power. 

 

The price of food has risen by 7%. [Source: Nicaraguan Central Bank]. 

 

The hardest hit by the continuing economic effects are the working class and small business owners. These are exactly the people that Eat United works with. Many of the people who receive food packs rely on informal work to survive; for example by selling tortillas on the streets, washing clothes, giving informal care, or watching over people's cars. Income was already scarce. Now many have lost even those small sources that they were using to provide for a whole family.

 

That's why the food Eat United provides is a vital source of support for local families who are now facing even more challenges to put a plate of food on the table.

WHERE DOES YOUR SUPPORT GO?

A donation of

U$5 a week

 

covers the logstical costs of sharing 227 portions

of healthy food.

A contribution of

U$65 

buys the materials for a new Food Bank structure,

which serves over

160 people.

Supporting Eat United with

U$250

 

can sponsor the healthy eating club for

an entire community for

3 months.

Your donations support the costs of carrying out our activities in Nicaragua.

 

You are an "Agent" for change because you facilitate the work of the volunteers that sweat it out in the market to get food from A to B, the training sessions, the kit and equipment, the cooking clubs, the community meetings, and everything we need to build a professional service that makes a real impact to food security for families and diverts food from waste.

You are an important part of the Eat United family.

So we want you to know where your money is going

 

Raising Funds

3.33%

Volunteer Programs 17,19%

"BACC" Building Infrastructure

54,22%

 Food Re-Distribution 25,26%

Activity

"BACC" Building Infrastructure

Food Re-Distribution

Volunteer Programs

Raising Funds

Expenditure

US$14,663

US$ 6,832

US$4,649

US$901

NOTE: "support costs", defined by the Charities Statement of Recommended Practise (FRS 102) as "costs incurred to facilitate an activity", have been apportioned across the above activities according to the proportion of time dedicated to the execution of each; see the Financial Statement for a complete breakdown.

Breakdown of Expenditure 2017

IMPACT
WHAT HAS EAT UNITED NICARAGUA ACHIEVED?

280 people benefit from the food shared every week.

RESCUED AND SHARED
85,000 KG 

OF healthy FOOD

...that's enough for

 635,000+

servings! 

Crates of rescued food

Volunteers rescue food from local markets