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Hitchin Food Rescue Hub: Tackling food waste

PUBLISHED: 09:54 23 July 2019 | UPDATED: 09:54 23 July 2019

Hitchin Food Rescue Hub (photo: Alexa Loy)

Hitchin Food Rescue Hub (photo: Alexa Loy)

Alexa Loy

A new project has launched to tackle food waste, run by a diverse and dynamic group of women

A new project has launched to tackle food waste, run by a diverse and dynamic group of women.

The Hitchin scheme, led by Hertfordshire Life Food & Drink Awards Service to the Community winner Emma Goulding (founder of CookeryEatery) and aptly named Hitchin Food Rescue Hub, is a pop-up service in Church House that aims to prevent perfectly good food ending up in landfill.

Food waste is a major squandering of resources such as water, land, energy, labour and capital and needlessly produces greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to climate change. These amazing women are here to rescue food to reduce waste and the impact it has on our environment.

Hitchin Food Rescue Hub collects uncooked surplus and unsold food from supermarkets and other food businesses in and around Hitchin. All the food is available on a pay-as-you-feel (PAYF) basis. All donations and contributions of food help to keep this project alive, while also supporting local causes. This 'food boutique and eco-community' project also offers advice sessions on reducing food waste in our homes.

To join the food rescue revolution, bring a bag and PAYF for perfectly edible bread, vegetables, pastries, pasta, sauces, drinks, even flowers, or just pop in for a cup of tea and a chat to share ideas. To find out more, visit hitchinfoodrescuehub.uk or call 07795 627492.

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