WFP’s commitment to ending hunger involves the entire cycle of the food supply chain, from farm to fork. This innovation brings those values to action, yielding victories for two food-related Sustainable Development Goals: SDG 2- by ensuring school children have access to nutritious foods and SGD 12- by reducing global food waste and food losses along production and supply chains.
With the support of the WFP Innovation Accelerator, the Transformers project seeks to capture good food destined for landfill and transform it into nutritious school meals for thousands of schoolkids in Kenya using an innovative supply chain solution, and at the same time, reduce the environmental impact of food waste.
Transformers will deliver the first delivered meal made of rejected produce in early 2017. During this phase, WFP will be testing delivery modalities, packaging and storage solutions. The scaled up phase will allow Transformers to validate the business model at scale in order to replicate in other WFP school meal countries that have high horticulture export volumes.