Keluarga Mahasiswa Management of SBM-ITB (KMM-ITB) celebrated the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (IDAFLW) on Thursday (29/9/2022) by opening food donations for the entire SBM ITB community. Held in conjunction with Thursday Wastra, this event had a unique atmosphere of the archipelago with the presence of SBM ITB students wearing batik to preserve Indonesian culture. In succeeding the event, KMM ITB invited Food Bank Bandung, a non-profit organization engaged in food security and handling excess food in the city of Bandung.

Alya, the Community Activation and Service Manager of KMM SBM-ITB, said that this event aims to raise awareness of the SBM community’s importance of donating, from snacks and main meals to materials, so that excess resources of each individual are not wasted.

“Hopefully, this event can be held on a larger scale, be it by departments, faculties, or other universities in Indonesia,” he explained, conveying the hope of this IDAFLW commemoration.

By implementing this program, Alya said KMM SBM ITB also wanted to show its support in global action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Among the 17 points listed, point 1 (No Poverty) is one of the focuses to be achieved. In addition, this event is also intended as a movement to meet the Zero Hunger target at point 2 of the SDGs.

Donations were open from 9.00 – 14.00 WIB and continued the next day at the same time. During the event, many participating students donated some food they had. Not only students but other members of the community, such as staff and lecturers, also donated.

Although this event invites crowds, all parties involved kept practicing health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, in general, SBM ITB has allowed the academic community to carry out offline daily activities, both in the SBM building and its surroundings.

Written by Student Reporter (Rheza Mahesa Raharjo, Management 2023)