Function: REDISTRIBUTION, MULTIFUNCTIONAL
Barcelona boasts a thriving food-sharing landscape. Barcelona is the highest ranked food sharing city in the SHARECITY database, and during the year 2021, it celebrated the World Sustainable Food Capital, in order to locate urban food policies at the centre of its political and social agenda. The municipality is committed to socio-ecological transformative change and, among other things, promotes solidarity economy initiatives and projects to improve the quality of life in a wide range of areas such as housing, food policies, ecological transition and cooperation, to name just a few.
The municipality, in collaboration with the Barcelona Metropolitan Strategic Plan (PEMB), will work closely with two FSIs. Terra Pagesa, led by Unió de Pagesos, the main farmers’ trade union that aims to facilitate sales for local food producers, strengthen short food supply chains and encourage the consumption of local and seasonal food in Barcelona through physical and virtual shared infrastructures; and Espigoladors, an FSI gleaning fruits and vegetables with groups of volunteers and redistributing this food to social charities.
Contact person: Gunilla Meurling, PEMB.