Brixton People's Kitchen for the People

by Be Enriched Vetted since 2014 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified

Summary

Approximately 36% of Brixton's waste is food based. This project aims to introduce creative ways to reduce food waste by engaging the wider community in a collaborative and engaging skill-sharing experience. We collect food from shops and retailers that would have otherwise been thrown out, and invite people from the community to come together, get to know one another, and cook and serve up a delicious, nourishing meal on a donation basis. Everyone is invited!

$1,189
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Challenge

Food waste is a massive issue in the UK, valued at an estimated 17 billion each year, with restaurants throwing away 900,000 tonnes of food annually. On average, UK households throw away the equivalent of 24 edible meals a month - in Lambeth this translates to roughly 40 million meals in one year. This issue of food waste and poor distribution is particularly problematic, as 8.4 million people in the UK are currently food insecure.

Solution

This project aims to tackle issues of food waste and food insecurity by collecting surplus, "waste" food from businesses and creating healthy, nutritious and wholesome meals to be served to the wider community on a donations basis. This is a collaborative project that relies on volunteer support and donations. The idea is to introduce creative ways to transform food that would have otherwise been thrown out, create awareness about food waste and provide a safe and supportive community space.

Long-Term Impact

The long term effects of this project will be that new skills and knowledge are passed onto volunteers and up to 250 guests a week, regarding healthy, eco-concious cooking. Additionally, we aim to create a reliable and supportive space in which people feel safe, nourished and engaged with the wider community and global issues. Food will be at the center of this project, used as a tool to bring people together and start a dialogue around food insecurity and food waste.

Resources

http:/​/​www.be-enriched.org.uk
Brixton People's Kitchen Video

Organization Information

Be Enriched

Location: London, England - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.be-enriched.org.uk
Project Leader:
Kemi Akinola
London, England United Kingdom

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