PRINCESS MARIE OF DENMARK
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PRINCESS MARIE OF DENMARK ATTENDED ENGAGEMENTS FOR NATIONAL FOOD WASTE DAY

On September 29, Princess Marie of Denmark took part in several engagements: launching of Denmark’s National Food Waste Day, opening a new Wefood store and more.

Launch of Denmark’s National Food Waste Day

During the morning, Princess Marie attended an opening event in connection with the launch of Denmark’s National Food Waste Day, on the headline “Denmark saves food” (Danish: “Danmark redder maden”).

Princess Marie wore Hugo Boss Black/ White Enavi Blouse.

The digital launch took place in the kitchen of Meyers Madhus (English: Meyers Food House) in Nørrebro, Copenhagen, where the Princess helped to focus on solutions that can reduce the annual Danish food waste.

Danish Food Waste Day is the same date as UN’s International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste September 29, which calls on all countries to focus on prevention and reduction of global food loss.⁣

Mogens Jensen – a Danish politician who serves as the Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Minister for Gender Equality and Minister for Nordic Cooperation – was also present.



New Wefood store in Tingbjerg

As patron of DanChurchAid (Danish: Folkekirkens Nødhjælp), Princess Marie opened a new Wefood store in Tingbjerg, Copenhagen.

Wefood sells goods that the supermarkets can’t sell because of incorrect labels, overdue of “best before” dates or damaged packaging.

Together with Minister Mogens Jensen, the Princess greeted the store’s volunteers, who will run the store on a daily basis. All profits go to fight hunger in the world’s poorest countries.

In 2016, Princess Marie, together with DanChurchAid, helped open the first Wefood store in Denmark, and today there are five stores in Copenhagen and Aarhus, respectively. In a few months, a store will also open in Vejle.



“Stræberen 2020” Award

For her last engagement of the day, Princess Marie received the award “Stræberen 2020” from the organization De Samvirkende Købmænd (English: The Cooperative Merchants). .

The award was established in 2018 and Princess Marie is the third recipient. The ceremony took place at the Landbrug & Fødevarer (English: Danish Agriculture & Food Council) at Axelborg (Danish: Axelborg Konferencesal).

In 2018, the award was given to the founder of the consumer organization Stop Waste of Food Selina Juul, and in 2019 the award was passed on to Klaus Jørgensen, Area Director at the Danish Agriculture & Food Council, who this year could pass it on to Princess Marie.⁣

The Princess wore floral print midi dress from Diane von Furstenberg and gold necklace with two pendants, A and H, for her children Athena and Henrik.



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