Parken set fra Øster Alle

Parken to become free food centre

Denmark's National Stadium, Parken, will open its doors to a new food centre that aims to reduce waste in Copenhagen.

The initiative alongside Stop Waste Local has the potential to significantly reduce food waste in the capital and provide free food for those who need it.

Stop Waste Local has since 2016 saved surplus food from private homes and the retail trade. As much as 10,821 tonnes of surplus food was saved in 2021.

A 'Food Centre' will open at the stadium under the C Stand on Øster Alle. It will distribute free food from a large number of retailers.

"Parken is part of Copenhagen and we want to take an active part in the national stadium being also part of Copenhageners' everyday lives, and helping to contribute to a more sustainable city," says FCK director Jacob Lauesen.

"Food waste is an important subject here, and with the talented people from Stop Waste Local, we hope we can make a small difference. We look forward to opening the doors to Parken for all Copenhageners who want to help avoid food waste."

Stop Waste Local is looking forward to moving into Parken, and there are high ambitions for the upcoming Food Centre.

"With the challenges that the ordinary person faces, at the same time as so much food being thrown away in the retail trade, I am ecstatic about the collaboration with Parker. Here, we hope to be able to start saving about five tons of food a day,”says Rasmus Erichsen, director of Stop Waste Local.