Worldwide, a third of all food produced is wasted. Here in the UK, we are a major contributor with supermarkets daily binning thousands of tonnes of food that is still fit for human consumption.
We expect to see shelves bursting with food, all with a long sell-by date, with no blemishes or damaged packaging but only a fraction of what we see is actually consumed as intended. This is massive waste of the investment of CO2 used to get it there in the first place.
The rest is destined – packaging and all – for landfill. Meanwhile in the UK, food poverty is on the rise. This should not be happening!
We use this ‘waste food’ from just three local Coops, a local grocer and a local bakery to feed around one hundred people a week.
Normally, we operate our pop-up cafés in four different locations each month.
St. Martin’s Church Centre, Liskeard
Millbrook Methodist Hall, Millbrook
St. James’ Church Hall, Torpoint
Maker-with-Rame Community Hall, Kingsand
During lockdown, the cafes are replaced by delivery services in the same areas. Check https://www.facebook.com/cafeabundance.uk/ for times and dates, and https://www.cafeabundance.co.uk/get-involved for how to volunteer for the project.
|Cafe Abundance, Unit 5, Millbrook Works, Millbrook, Torpoint, PL10 1AA|
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