This book provides comparative, multi-disciplinary research on the surplus food distribution in Europe and its relation to food poverty, with a focus on the interaction of for-profit and non-profit organisations. It offers an informed and rich discussion in understanding the collaboration between profit and non-profit organisations involved in food recovery dynamics, and provides understanding as to how the two types of players create effective, innovative and sustainable processes. Building on sociology, food justice, and sustainable management fields, the book will be of interest to a diverse range of scholars, policy makers and practitioners inspiring innovation in how to address food poverty through surplus food recovery.
Simone Baglioni is Professor of Politics in the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University (UK). For Palgrave Macmillan he has co-edited a volume entitled "Civil Society Organizations, Unemployment and Precarity in Europe" (2014).
Francesca Calò is a PhD Candidate at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University (UK). Her research interest focuses on social enterprise and health, non-profit organisation, social impact.
Paola Garrone is Professor of Business and Industrial Economics at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Her research interests cover utilities economics and policy, technological change in regulated industries, and resource efficiency in the business sector.
Mario Molteni is founder of ALTIS (Graduate School Business & Society) at Cattolica University, Milan, Italy. He is the author of numerous books and scientific articles on Corporate strategy, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship.
Chapter 1 Introduction - Food security and food waste reduction: a social innovation approach to current social, environmental and political concerns.- PART 1 - Policy-Makers.- Chapter 2 - European policy for food security: The surplus food redistribution option.- Chapter 3 - Public policy interventions in surplus food recovery in France, Germany, Italy and Spain.- PART 2 - The business sector.- Chapter 4 - Surplus food redistribution in the supply chain: a conceptual framework.- Chapter 5 - Surplus food redistribution in the supply chain: best practices from European countries.- PART 3 -The non-profit sector.- Chapter 6 - A model for analysing non-profit organisations in the food recovery, management and redistribution chain.- Chapter 7 - Best practices in Europe for developing food recovery in non-profit organisations.- Chapter 8 - Conclusion.