Conscious Kitchen in The Hague works to reduce local food waste by collecting potential food waste from markets, cooking vegan meals, and bringing communities together to raise awareness around food waste. Due to the Corona pandemic, Conscious Kitchen has shifted towards vegetable and food sharing rather than regular dinners. Every Friday afternoon, volunteers collect veggies from the Haagse Markt that would have been thrown away by vendors and bring these to Stads Oase Spinozahof. Here, people come together to socialize and pick up free fruits and vegetables.
Conscious Kitchen is a sustainable initiative as they cook meals and give away food that would otherwise have been thrown away, thereby limiting food waste. Furthermore, they try to raise awareness about food waste and bring people together to address the problem.
Zero Hunger: Conscious Kitchen promotes food security in local communities by providing free vegetables and fruits at their food sharing events.
Sustainable Cities and Communities: Conscious Kitchen promotes sustainable cities and communities by boosting urban food security and bringing together urban communities.
Responsible Consumption and Production: Conscious Kitchen reduces potential food waste, thereby encouraging responsible consumption through meals and food sharing, and raising awareness around food waste habits.