Every week of the year, in all weathers, Food in Community’s volunteers collect and sort surplus fresh fruit, vegetables and other nutritious, sustainable produce, then deliver boxes to charities and community groups in and around the South Hams, Teignbridge and Torbay. We also glean surplus food directly from farmers’ fields, run cooking workshops and twice monthly pay what you feel cafes. To date, over 120 tonnes of perfectly edible, largely organic produce has been rescued and placed back into the community.
We were most recently voted Best Ethical Food Project runner up in the 2019 Observer Food Monthly awards by our café diners and supporters. As a not-for-profit community interest company, we are also proud to be Social Enterprise UK’s first ever Transformative Community Business winner. Our work is featured as an example of good practice for widespread adoption by the EcoWaste4Food initiative, set up in response to the Courtauld Commitment 2025 on food waste reduction.
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