Our team

Save Food stirs up a debate about food waste. We aim for providing information, education and offering solution to all participants in production, distribution and consumption of food. We are pointing out social, economic and environmental impacts of food waste and raising public awareness of it. Our vision is the society treating food responsibly. Read about our achievemens on Urbaneys.

Adam Podhola

Adam Podhola

Sitting in on a lecture on world modern history I would never think of myself saving food a couple of years later. However, thanks to my after-school voluntary activities I realized very fast that in this world no one will do anything instead of me. If I want to change something, I have to start myself. The documentary “Taste the Waste” opened my eyes and made myself react. I could not stand watching thousands of tons of great food going to waste. With Zachraň jídlo I am nowadays establishing new partnerships, networking, speaking both in general public and knowledgeable circles and trying to find ideas for new projects.

Iva Pohanková

Iva Pohanková

I have been part of Zachraň jídlo from the very start. I got strongly affected by the documentary Taste the Waste that has later initiated all our activities. Originally our plan was to organize the happening Feast for Thousand. That was pretty much it. In the end we realized this topic is so serious and extensive that it is important to keep dealing with it. In our team I focus mostly on matters of production and financing, but I also enjoy coming up with new concepts of our campaigns and their visual form.

Anna Strejcová

Anna Strejcová

I have been in Zachraň jídlo since the beginning. I might not have been the strongest workhorse back then, but nowadays I am representing the core part of the team together with Iva and Adam. I studied journalism and media at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University and so I have a close relationship to media and PR. My task is to communicate with the press, write articles and search for possibilities of publicizing. Food waste is a topic that resonates in the society and the media are interested in. It convinces me that our work does make sense and gives me the motivation for next activities.

Marie Plojharová

Marie Plojharová

One writing a sociological thesis about food waste is considered freak.  Meeting a group of people who also think there needs and should be something done about food waste turns him into a freak with aware sidekicks. I built my thesis on interviews with people who don’t want to leave good, fresh food in dustbins. I keep on interviewing in Zachraň jídlo. When discussing with farmers I am interested in stories about fruits and vegetables that no one will ever eat. I want to know how often and for what reason veg get entangled into the story. And together with other rescuers I try to find the way how to untangle them.

Zuzana Štěpničková

Zuzana Štěpničková

I love good food. Good food makes me always happier. Along with getting to the heart of oriental wisdom I got close to cooking, to various kinds of cuisine, ingredients but most importantly to thinking about how food influences the health, in other words our physical and mental condition. I was living in California in turns for two years. Meanwhile when being in Czech Republic, I came across the magazine La Cucina Italiana, a space for satisfying my other need – writing. I discovered Zachraň jídlo during the happening Donate Food in January.  I wrote an article about it but the cooperation has gone much further since I am enjoying the positive energy of the people involved and whole purpose of their efforts. I hope that this cooperation will enrich us mutually. These days I focus on creating and realization of food-saving recipes.

Veronika Kučerová

Veronika Kučerová

I got involved in Zachraň jídlo as a volunteer with a persistent indignation about the destiny of twisted cucumbers. The group of people with brilliant ideas that are turning into successful projects is what I enjoy the most in Zachraň jídlo.  Together with whole team I am mainly trying to develop the fundraising so that we can be financially stable as soon as possible and able to finance all our projects. #Verda #bike #letná #marmalade #pen-pusher #run