The Food Bank of Quito has seeked for 12 years to eradicate the food waste. Young volunteers collect food donations in the city.
The process begins with the collection of food in the supply centers, those selected are classified and stored in the metalworking warehouses of the National Polytechnic School in San Bartolo, where on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays the poor families registered in the project receive free vegetables and fruits.
They also receive donations from companies that have products that are about to expire and can not commercialized. The bank gives guarantees these will be delivered the same day or the next at most, to be consumed right away.
Currently, the Food Bank serves six institutions and an average of 2,000 people a week. 906,118.75 tons of food and 592 277 tons of canned goods were delivered in 2014.
The bank has three full-time workers, one is in charge of cleaning, another of the administration and a third of the food production. In addition, there is a person who fulfills Human Resources tasks.