Costa’s program tackling food wastage has been extended to include the island of Réunion.
Durante her schedule of cruises in the Indian Ocean, through to March 14, 2020, Costa Mediterranea will be making fortnightly calls in the port of Saint-Denis. Here, the excellent quality food prepared but not served in the ship’s restaurants will now be distributed to many people who live in conditions of extreme poverty and hardship.
Thanks to our alliance with Italian food bank charity Banco Alimentare’s global network, Costa will be supporting the work of four associations that provide help for the most disadvantaged sections of the population of Réunion, providing them with food aid: ASETIS (Association d’Éducation Thérapeutique et d’Intervention Sociale), Solidarité Sainte Thérèse, Comité des chômeurs et mal logés de la Commune du Port, and ASPMV (Association Solidaire Pour Mieux Vivre).
From the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean, via the Caribbean, Costa Cruises’ 4GOODFOOD program recognizing the value of food continues to expand. The scheme is currently operating in the Italian cities of Savona, Civitavecchia, Bari, Palermo, Genoa and Naples as well as in foreign ports in France, Spain, Guadeloupe and Martinique. In the two and a half years since the project’s inception, over 150,000 portions of quality food have been distributed.