As winter approaches and the effects of coronavirus continue to trap people in poverty, reliance on food banks is forecast to dramatically increase. Our panellists will be discussing the impact of food poverty and food waste, and positive steps we can take to help. Join us for a conversation that is needed now more than ever.
OLIO is an app that connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. This could be food nearing its sell-by date in local stores, spare home-grown vegetables, bread from your baker, or the groceries in your fridge when you go away. OLIO can also be used for non-food household items too.
The Felix Project
The Felix Project collects fresh, nutritious food that cannot be sold. They deliver this surplus food to charities and schools so they can provide healthy meals and help the most vulnerable in our society.
The Trussell Trust
The Trussell Trust support a nationwide network of food banks and together they provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.
Too Good To Go
Too Good To Go is an app that connects customers to restaurants and stores that have unsold, surplus food. Thousands of Magic Bags are rescued from businesses such as supermarkets, restaurants, and bakeries every day. The success of the app powers Too Good To Go’s wider efforts to drive a food waste movement, working with schools, industries and governments to build a planet-friendly food system.
Furloughed Foodies are a group of people that have been furloughed or let go from our employment due to the Coronavirus pandemic. They mobilised quickly at the start of the crisis to support the community and to relieve pressure from those who are struggling the most during the pandemic. As the situation for NHS workers improved, they turned their attention to those currently facing the most acute need – people who are homeless and those using food banks.