The Big Issue Japan, a magazine sold by people without a home, is now getting into a food waste reduction initiative called the "nighttime bakery." This bakery of a new kind stocks the bread left unsold at popular Tokyo bakeries and puts the loaves on sale again at night, Mainichi Shimbun reports. The project allows people in need to get work while taking part in the endeavor to reduce food waste. The idea is the result of culinary researcher Nahomi Edamoto's thinking of "creating a cycle of helping to reduce the wastage of food products that have been made with care and then distributing that food to the people who need it." It also came to her as a response to the coronavirus crisis. Indeed, The Big Issue's offices have seen higher numbers of people coming in search of a job while huge amounts of food were getting thrown away every day. That propelled Edamoto to start looking for bakeries and shops willing to join in her effort. Organizers of the nighttime bakery are also reportedly considering using a food van to take the bakery to its customers.

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