If you’re keen to support local charities through your Big Lunch but don’t want to ask for money you could encourage your friends, neighbours and community to ‘Bring a Tin’ with them to your Big Lunch. We’ve teamed up with The Trussell Trust to challenge Big Lunchers to help combat food poverty and food waste.
Find your local collection point through the The Trussell Trust or, perhaps you know of a local charity or organisation in need of donated food.
Foodbanks giving emergency food to local people in crisis are springing up nationwide. Every foodbank launched by The Trussell Trust charity enables local people to tackle the hidden hunger that exists unnoticed on our doorsteps.
With 13 million people living below the poverty line in the UK, something as small as an unexpected bill can force families on the breadline to go without food. Foodbanks provide people struggling to make ends meet with a minimum of 3 days emergency food.
Every client who comes to a foodbank is referred by a frontline care professional such as a doctor or social worker. All food given out is donated by people like you – members of the public, schools, churches and businesses.
Find your nearest foodbank
Other organisations work to tackle food waste, a few are listed below and you might find others in our list of Supporting Organisations
Love Food Hate Waste - The Love Food Hate Waste campaign aims to raise awareness of the need to reduce food waste. The campaign shows that by doing some easy practical everyday things in the home we can all waste less food, which will ultimately benefit our purses and the environment too.
FoodCycle –FoodCycle combine volunteers, surplus food and free kitchen space to create nutritious meals for people affected by food poverty in the UK.
London Food - London Food works across the whole range of London’s food system promoting and developing work that meets the aims of the London Food Strategy – Healthy & Sustainable Food for London.
The People’s Kitchen – based in Newcastle, The People’s Kitchen provides cooked meals from donated food for those experiencing hardship.