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3 & 7 June - Volunteer Week: Be a Zero Food Waste Hero

Bankside and You Opportunity + News
Did you know we waste way too much food? Help Plan Zheroes get surplus food to charities that are feeding people in need.
Síle Kelleher (pronounced Sheila)
Corporate Responsibility Manager
  • Thank you to the project funders

Why Get Involved

Did you know we waste way too much food? In the UK, it’s about 10 million tonnes per year and in many cases this food is perfectly good to eat. 

Plan Zheroes tackles the issues of food waste and food poverty by inspiring businesses to donate their surplus food to charities that are feeding people in need rather than sending it to landfill. They run a twice weekly food collection at Borough Market and also operate an online platform where companies can post their donations of surplus food.

Volunteer roles include 

  • Collect surplus foodstuffs from Borough Market Traders
  • Sort the foodstuffs for ease of collection by local charities
  • Welcome and where necessary help the charities to pack up and take away the foodstuffs

Date: Saturday 3rd June

Timing: 4:45pm - 6:30pm

Date: Wednesday 7th June

Timing: 5 - 6:30pm

No. of volunteers: min 1, max 5

Location: Borough Market

Express your interest here in order to get involved.

This project is funded by the London Community Foundation through the Evening Standard's Food for London campaign. 

 

Apr 24 2017