Our 'Stop Food Waste' Food Project has been set up to help address the food waste problem and to distribute good quality food to families within the communities we work in.
Inspired by environmental movements such as The Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP) and The Real Junk Food Café in Twickenham, we have set up Food Stalls at a number of Family Group schools in West London.
We have a dedicated Food Project Co-ordinator, Crissy Weller. Crissy sources food for us from local business partners such as Tesco, Asda, The Real Junk Food Café Project, and The Cavan Bakery. All the food is donated free of charge and would otherwise end up in the landfill.
The stalls are run in the playgrounds of our Family Group schools and hosted by Family Group parents and carers and other volunteers. The Food Stall projects demonstrates tangibly the help and sense of community that Family Group offers. It also provides work experience that will enhance the skills, confidence, and employability of Family Group parents and carers.
The initiative has been a big success and well received by the school and parents/carers. This project brings great joy. Great food – for mere pennies – and the knowledge that you are doing something helpful simply by eating!
The importance of our Stop Food Waste project has been heightened by the Covid crisis, and we’re grateful to partners who have offered additional funding including Kensington Prep School, and DEFRA via the Hounslow Emergency Assistance Grant.