Yesterday, on World Pasta Day, Barilla called on pasta lovers around the world to tackle food waste in the kitchen and give leftover pasta a second chance as part of its SecondLifePasta campaign.
With continued economic uncertainty and rising household costs affecting families across the country, Barilla has teamed up with OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue organization feeding people in need, to encourage Australians to get creative in the kitchen and reduce household food waste by simply using food they have in the fridge or pantry.
Barilla’s commitment to OzHarvest has the following impact:
- 15,000 meals were delivered to socially vulnerable people
- 7,500 kg of food was saved from landfill
- 49,500 kg of greenhouse emissions prevented by avoiding food waste
OzHarvest Chef Giovanni Lo Surdo shared his unique Second Life pasta dish, using leftover pasta to create a delicious next-day meal – Fritelle Di Pasta with Roasted Pepper, Cherry Tomato, Pickled Fennel, Shaved Zucchini and Herb Salad.
About a third of all food (almost one billion tons) produced in the world each year is lost or wasted. Australia has 7.6 million tonnes wasted every year.
Visit Barilla Australia Instagram page for more Second Life pasta tips and ideas.