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Wasted food is food that someone didn’t value enough

2019-09-02T15:39:08+00:00

As we set up our intercepted food warehouse, we have been looking at well-established projects elsewhere with similar aims, so that we can avoid reinventing the wheel and learn from the hard experience of others. In August, we drove over to Sheffield to meet René Meijer at Food Works, an organisation that redistributes surplus food. Rene had a lot of practical suggestions for Eggcup and he was very generous in sharing the lessons he had learned.   It was inspiring to see the project in action and to feel the sense of solidarity of people in another part of the [...]

Wasted food is food that someone didn’t value enough2019-09-02T15:39:08+00:00

Surplus Food Brexit

2019-09-02T11:43:24+00:00

What’s going to happen to surplus food in a No Deal Brexit scenario? No one knows. There is no certainty what will happen to the nation’s retail food supply, let alone the ‘underground’ world of surplus food. We know that the UK is dependent on food imports and if we crash out without a deal, importing food will become problematic. About 30% of our food comes from the EU and about another 10% comes from other parts of the world via EU trade deals. The government says that goods coming in from the EU will be waved through without [...]

Surplus Food Brexit2019-09-02T11:43:24+00:00

Depot Work Begins

2019-09-02T11:43:03+00:00

What’s been happening down at the depot? Since we signed the lease on the unit we’ve been working to get the building equipped. The floorspace isn’t huge, so we’re having a mezzanine installed in order to create some office space. And once that’s in, we’re going to need some office equipment. On the ground floor, a freezer room and cold room are being built by the lovely people at Chilleco, with some racking thrown in for good measure. A tip from Annette at the Morecambe Bay Foodbank alerted us to the possibility of getting some pallet racking from a [...]

Depot Work Begins2019-09-02T11:43:03+00:00