The average household throws away £470 worth of food every year and at the same time four million people in the UK are living in food poverty. A staggering 61% of food waste in the UK is avoidable and could have been eaten had it been better managed.
To tackle this locally we’ll be launching a food surplus table outside the Resource Centre on Saturday 13 March (COVID permitting) and running it every second Saturday of each month. There will be surplus dried goods and fresh fruit and vegetables all for free to local residents. Do come along to see what’s on offer and bring a bag so you can take some produce home with you.
The table will be offering produce from 10am – 11am. Sustainable Pill and District (SPAD) volunteers will be on hand to answer questions & will have a separate SPAD stall to share the latest sustainable initiatives in our area.
We’re also working on opening our Community Fridge at the end of March inside the Resource Centre. We want to offer free surplus fresh fruit and vegetables, bread and dairy products. We plan to have some dried goods too where space allows.
We hope all our residents will benefit from this free food. Some of you could even get involved. If you grow your own fruit and veg and sometimes have more than you need then do think about donating it to these exciting and valuable projects.
To donate surplus food or find out more email Louise here:
Please use the form below if you’d like to volunteer to help with the surplus food project. This project is to ensure there is a weekly village surplus food table in the precinct and a community fridge to be based in the Resource centre. Thanks!