W Bali has partnered with Scholars of Sustenance, an innovative charity operation in Bali which collects and distributes surplus food to benefit people in need. The new link with W Bali – Seminyak will help distribute unwanted food supplies to underprivileged children, while encouraging a cleaner and greener environment.
Scholars of Sustenance (S.O.S) is a non-profit Food Rescue Foundation, as well as an international charity, focusing on global food distribution issues. Their objective is to bring awareness to the younger generation in a meaningful way for communities in need.
Led by Director of Culinary Chef Beryl Adler, W Bali’s culinary team helps prepare excess food items – meat, fruit, vegetables and bread – and pack them in appropriate food grade containers. Every day at noon, S.O.S staff picks up the food using a truck with a cooler box to ensure the food stays fresh during delivery.
S.O.S in-house food hygienists then inspect the food on arrival and separate into edible and inedible food. From there they optimise the produce and prepare nutritional meals for children. If the food is deemed inedible, it is composted or given to low-income animal farms. S.O.S has a responsibility to check and ensure that the food donated meets all health and safety standards and regulations.
Chef Beryl Adler commented: “W Bali’s team is passionate about partnering with S.O.S on this amazing program. Having worked in many hotels around the world I know firsthand how much waste can come from hosting large events. Having someone come collect the delicious food that we cannot resell and donate it to charities to feed locals in need is touching. I am proud to see the food leaving the hotel for a good cause. I hope everyone can take this program and integrate it in their own cities around the world to end hunger.”
If you’re interested in learning more about S.O.S or for more information about W Bali and its charity efforts, please call +62 361 3000 106.