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.

Taste the Change is a chance

to receive zero waste recipes

from Nicaragua every month.

 

Your subscription supports 

our work with the women 

you meet in each recipe.

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

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
100,000 KG 

OF healthy FOOD

...that's enough for

 780,000+

servings! 

© 2020 Eat United (Comamos Juntos)

Registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation with the Charity Commission for England and Wales, Registered Charity no. 1165017. Registered in Nicaragua with registered charity no. 6678, published the National Journal “La Gaceta” dated 02.02.18.

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Enjoying a nutritious plate