By Dru Haynes - 2nd April 2021
Food surplus redistribution charity, The Bread and Butter Thing (TBBT) is currently working with Durham County Council as part of their planned expansion across the North East. For just £7.50, TBBT fills members’ shopping bags with a minimum of £35 worth of goods made up of quality fresh food and store cupboard staples from supermarkets. The scheme aims to make life more affordable for people on a low income, reduce food waste and build stronger communities by using an innovative and self-sustaining approach to the redistribution of surplus food and non-food items.
Food surplus occurs when the supply of food exceeds demand and there are many different reasons for this:
Waste and resources charity WRAP highlight the scale of the problem of food wastage in the UK. Their research shows:
The benefits of reducing food waste are huge:
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