Did you know that over a third of the world’s food is currently wasted? Newtown Food Surplus is an enthusiastic team of people working to change that. Their team of volunteers collects and redistributes as much food surplus as possible – from supermarkets, shops and wholesalers in the Newtown area and beyond – with the aim of reducing waste, improving Newtown’s CO2 footprint, and having a positive effect on peoples’ lives. The food is then offered at food share sessions currently held on Mondays and Fridays, 10:30 – 12:00. Anyone can turn up and choose food to take on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis. Donations go to cover costs and keep the positive program running.
The ambitious project only started in October 2021 and has already achieved great things in its first year. Our Britten & James team works to source our own products ethically and believes in giving back to our community where we can, so we were delighted to donate about 80 oversize food-safe reusable plastic jars to support Newtown Food Surplus this week. Great for storing food like pasta, rice, flour, biscuits and lentils, we hope that they will mean that even more produce can be saved from going to waste, and passed on to the local community for use.
We wish Newtown Food Surplus team and their 30+ volunteers every success with their great initiative.
Pictured: Rachel Matthew of Newtown Food Surplus with the donated jars