Challenge Poverty Week
More than one third of all children in the UK are living in poverty. According to 2020 official statistics 14.4 million people in the UK were living in families in poverty, with 4.5 million of them in deep poverty. It was optimistically estimated that by 2023 an additional 3 [...]
Local Heroes: Wallings Ice Cream
Eggcup has been helped a great deal by some local business supporters. Let’s start with Wallings Ice Cream, a name everyone around Lancaster thinks of in this (occasionally) hot time of the year. This local family has had a dairy farm at Cockerham, south of Lancaster, since 1948, and has [...]
Guest post: In search of the perfect cauliflower?
Guest post by Nina Osswald, Food Futures Gleaning Cauliflowers At this time of the year, the harvest season is in full swing. For one farmer in the south of Lancashire this meant that a field full of cauliflowers were ready to be harvested, cooked and enjoyed. Except, nobody seemed to [...]
21st Century Gleaning to Reduce Food Waste
Around one third of all food produced globally currently goes to waste, contributing around 8-10% of the total man-made greenhouse gas emissions. This is a huge waste of energy and other resources like water, land and nutrients required to produce the food in the first place. As part of #FoodWasteActionWeek [...]
One year at the Morecambe Outlet
Jay talks about the challenges and achievements in the first year of the outlet in the West End of Morecambe.
One year (and a bit more) at the Lancaster Hub
When Eggcup started out, more than two years ago, we knew we needed a modest-sized warehouse to store the food and keep industrial-sized fridge and freezers. But we didn’t plan on having a place to meet members – that would all be done at weekly food club meetings at community [...]
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