Scholars of Sustenance Indonesia

DENPASAR, Bali (BPN) – Scholars of Sustenance (SOS) Indonesia is a Food Rescue Foundation that focuses to feed the vulnerable communities in Bali and Indonesia. SOS Indonesia rescues edible surplus food from hospitality partners such as hotels, restaurants, bakeries, and food manufacturers and distributes it to those in need.

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, in 2021 SOS Indonesia has distributed a total of 1 million meals. In the first 6 months of 2022 alone, it has distributed a total of more than 535.000 meals. 

With the aim to reduce Food Waste going to landfills and divert thousands of greenhouse gasses at the same time to feed more vulnerable people in Bali and Indonesia, SOS Indonesia will hold a fundraising event Million Meals Paddle on 24th September 2022.

It will be a 10 km ocean paddle up and down the beautiful Sanur coastline! Fun beach festival atmosphere with music, food and drink, silent auction, lucky dip, and many activities at the start/finish line.

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From the start/finish location at Rip Curl School of Surf, at Prama Sanur Beach Hotel, Paddlers will first head south to go around the white lighthouse, then turn to follow the coastline up and back down again to complete the 10km route.

Registration for paddlers will start at 6.00 am in the morning and we will officially close the event at 6.00 pm. The event is open to the general public and everyone is free to join the event to raise funds to feed vulnerable communities and at the same time tackle food waste issues.

SOS held the first Million Meals Paddle event in 2020 and it was a great success and one of the most successful fundraisers in Bali history with over 1 Billion IDR.

“We want to create more impact and feed more vulnerable communities in 2022. Food Lost and Food Waste (FLW) has been a focus of the government of Indonesia in the workshops and forum groups as part of the G20 Presidency events. Through the G20, Indonesia intends to be an example in tackling climate change and environmental management in a sustainable manner with concrete actions, so we as an NGO want to support that” said Minni Vangsgaard, General Manager of Scholars of Sustenance Indonesia.

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