The Students’ Union will be launching a Real Junk Food Project Café on campus on the 7th December.
The aim of the project is to use food collected from around our campus, and with the help of the Real Junk Food Project, to create a delicious menu for everyone to enjoy. For a while you’ll find the café in a pop up van on campus, so keep your eyes peeled!
Around a third of the food produced globally is wasted. At the same time, it is estimated that there are 795 million people who do not get enough to eat. In the UK alone, there are 2 million people estimated to be malnourished, and yet there is 15 million tonnes of food waste each year.
Sarah, Society and Citizenship Officer, is excited about the launch of this new project:
'Food waste is a massive problem, not only in our local community but across the world. By setting up a cafe on campus using food that would otherwise have gone in the bin we are challenging the idea that food past its labelled 'sell by' or 'use by' date is 'bad' as well as getting people to think about the value they place on the food they eat. I'm so excited to see it happen!'
If you’re interested in getting involved, join the Facebook group here.
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