Redmond Food Waste Project July 2017- July 2018
MHDT ran a successful PACT (Prepare- Adapt – Connect- Thrive) Meal Project, providing free healthy vegan/vegetarian meals for six community group across Woodberry Down: Newnton Close Sheltered Housing for elderly residents, The Edge Youth Hub, The Redmond community Centre and The Woodberry Wetlands for the London Wildlife Trust volunteers. The Project was funded by the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund.
From June – November 2017 the meal leaders would collect surplus food from local supermarkets such as Fresh and Fruity, Seasons and Blossoms and the Woodberry Down Local Sainsbury’s who nominated us as their charity of the year (2017 – 2018). Meal leaders would collect the surplus food using the cargo bike purchased with the funding provided or their personal vehicle if going long distances. November 2017 was a turning-point for the project when we started a partnership with the Felix Project, a charity who collects surplus food from various supermarkets into their warehouse in Enfield and delivers to local charities. We were the first charity in Hackney to partner with the Felix Project.