1 – Mission, Vision and Values
Associação Prato Cheio is a non-governmental organization certified as an OSCIP entity (Civil Society Organization for Public Interest).
Funded in 2001 by a group of graduate students who identified a great volume of food that was being wasted at the Mercado Municipal in Sao Paulo and led them to collect and distribute what was wasted to charities.
Prato Cheio´s action is based on the Colheita Urbana Program, a concept developed by Food Chain, which is a North American and Canadian network of NGOs. It’s based on collecting fresh food in a safe manner and further transferring them. Aligned with the Millennium Development Goals, Prato Cheio´s projects contribute to combat hunger and malnutrition, as well as improve the better use of food that would normally be wasted within the production chain.