The Food Waste Collective is holding its next surplus food redistribution day for local charities at Circus Street Market. Volunteers will be distributing and delivering dry goods such as pulses, grains, flour, sugar, dry fruit, nuts and seeds, diverting them from landfill and making sure they reach those who can benefit from them, such as lunch clubs, day centres, community cafés and food banks.
Thousands of tonnes of food go to waste in the city, yet at the same time many individuals and families struggle to feed themselves. Brighton & Hove has many food projects and charities that support vulnerable communities, some of which are fighting to stay in operation through tough economic times; providing surplus food is one way of allowing them to continue their vital work.
Mei-Wah Tang, a core member of the Food Waste Collective said:
"The Food Waste Collective hosted their first redistribution event last November. It was lovely seeing so many people coming together to volunteer on the day to support so many groups that do such great work. I had the privilege of welcoming all the charitable groups, so I got to hear about all the good work they do. I felt lucky to be able to support them in some small way."
The Food Waste Collective is always looking for waste warriors to join its ranks and take action. Please email if you would like to be involved. The Collective also encourages projects that provide food to vulnerable and needy communities to get in touch.
For press enquiries, please contact Vera@bhfood.org.uk