Banco de Alimentos

Banco de Alimentos (BAQ) is the local food bank in Quito, which has been active since 2002 and provides 485 families and 45 institutions, such as schools and orphanages, with daily food. Their goal is to prevent food waste, to take real action to combat hunger and to redistribute food to people who are living in extreme poverty. It is a non-governmental organization that strives for a future without hunger in Ecuador by strengthening the ties between the food production sector and people suffering from food scarcity. In Quito, more than 100 tons of food are wasted daily, while 1 in 7 people go to bed without eating in the evening.