Yesterday Boris and I went to the opening of a new FareShare depot in NW London funded by by the London Waste And Recycling Board (LWARB).
|Boris, and I join the team at FareShare|
FareShare do great work taking food that, for one reason or another, the food industry cannot sell and would trash and redistributing it to organisations that can use it. The reason that LWARB are supporting them is because 40% of that food waste would end up in landfill if it wasn’t for their work.
The new depot alone will prevent 800 tonnes a year of perfectly edible food ending up in a landfill site somewhere as well as providing two full time jobs and up to 80 volunteering opportunities.
I have to confess that standing in a chilled depot in the middle of December is very hard work on the feet, brogues bad, furry boots good.