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About Steven Hawkes / FoodCycle

FoodCycle is a UK charity that combines volunteers, surplus food and spare kitchen spaces to create nutritious meals for people at risk from food poverty and social isolation. We run 18 volunteer-powered community projects across the UK, reclaiming food that would otherwise be wasted from retailers such as Sainsbury’s and Waitrose, and using these ingredients to cook healthy and delicious meals for those in need.

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Reduce, Redistribute, then Recycle
4 years ago

Reduce, Redistribute, then Recycle

At retail level alone, it is estimated that over 400,000 tonnes of perfectly edible food go to waste each year. Meanwhile 4 million people in the UK are affected by food poverty and over 500,000 people are reliant on emergency food provision.

Food waste has a huge environmental impact: if we stopped wasting food in the UK it would be the CO2 equivalent of taking 1 in 4 cars off the road. Because of this our first aim should be to minimize the amount of food being wasted as much as possible and progress is definitely being made here: from innovative packaging to more intelligent systems for predicting how certain items will sell. Read More

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