We want to be part of a movement committed to raising awareness and educating people about the waste in the food system. Nearly two million tonnes of produce from the U.K food industry is thrown away each year - and even more goes from our homes into landfill, even though much of it is perfectly edible.We hold events, campaigns and contact with the public and suppliers to educate people about the issue. Our shops, stalls and cafes take the food donated from our partner supermarkets and share it with people in the areas of social deprivation in which we work.Our team of volunteer collectors receive food from supermarkets and suppliers across the region to make thousands of meals - in our cafes and through what is shared for home use.Our food can be accessed by anyone. But we know some of our customers cope with food poverty. In fact, around four million children in our country do not have enough to eat. So some of projects help those we can provide both staples and treats too.Why the community needs us
We are an environmental organisation trying to address, educate and campaign for changes in the food industry, to value every bit of food produced - and to present ideas to help people minimise waste themselves.Our cafes a a lively place where everyone comes to meet and enjoy good food.Shop Zero is a hub for storing and re-distributing the excess food that can not be used in the cafes. Zer0 is situated in an area of Northampton with high social deprivation.Our impact on the community
We rescue an average 3 tonne of food each week but this is the tip of the iceberg but it is a start.The food we dont use in the cafe is offered in our shop in exchange for a donation. Many volunteers are mentally or physically disabled and working with us has given them confidence and improved their abilities. Recently more families in food poverty are making use of Shop Zero and donations can help train volunteers in back to work skills and enable us to rescue more good quality food.
We welcome volunteers to all of our projects which include shops, cafes and events. There is scope for volunteers to use their skills or gain new ones.