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Thoughts from category: taste not waste

less waste in the world

Like most people, we don’t like to waste stuff. Whether we’re whipping up something fancy out of our Sunday roast leftovers or folding our wrapping paper instead of scrunching it, we’re big fans of never chucking things away without making the most of them.

When it comes to our drinks, we’re just as keen to make sure that any excess doesn’t go to waste. To help deliver any leftover juice and smoothies to people who really need them, we started working with a charity called FareShare when we started the business back in 1999. FareShare save good food and drink destined for waste and send it to charities and community groups who transform it into nutritious meals for vulnerable people across the UK.

We deliver our drinks to sixteen of FareShare’s Regional Centres located across the UK so that they can be distributed to vulnerable people from Bristol all the way up to Edinburgh. The extra drinks directly benefit 2,233 charities and community groups, 24% of which are serving children, 18% serving people experiencing homelessness and 7% serving older people at centres such as lunch clubs.

We’re chuffed to say that we’ve just a hit a milestone with FareShare and have now provided over a million portions of fruit to people who need it.

We’re really proud of everything we’ve achieved with FareShare, and are excited to see how many more drinks we can send their way next year. Now, excuse us while we rip the sellotape off this wrapping paper really carefully. 

forgotten feast

Our friends at Forgotten Feast are getting back in the kitchen and serving up another banquet this month, giving you the chance to fill your belly with all sorts of wild and wonderful dishes that would have otherwise gone to waste. This time they're collaborating with the surplus food charity FoodCycle and setting up shop in the Fleet River Bakery, London. forgotten feastThe event will be running from Thursday 21st June - Saturday 23rd June with dinner served at 7.30pm each night. There'll also be a delicious Sunday lunch on offer on the 24th at 3pm. A three course dinner with a complimentary aperitif will set you back £35, but earlybird tickets are now on sale for just £30.

Proceeds from the event will go to FoodCycle to help the charity feed some of the 4 million people affected by food poverty in the UK, and to creating other Forgotten Feast events.

forgotten feast

Our friends at Forgotten Feast have lined up another fantastic event for fans of good food and great company. Next Friday 9th March at 7pm, they'll be serving up an elaborate Moorish banquet made entirely from surplus produce at The Russet, Hackney Downs Studios.

forgotten feast

Surplus food is delicious, healthy produce that hasn’t made it into the shops because too much was ordered, it’s in the wrong packaging or it’s just a bit wonky. And by coming to this event you'll be saving food that would otherwise go to waste, and also helping raise awareness of the problem.

You can get tickets here, and £1 from each meal will go directly to FareShare which will in turn help feed 4 hungry people. Everyone will be sitting together for the meal, so come with friends or come alone and make new ones. All make sure you come hungry, as there's plenty to go around.

'tis the season...

...to be eating cauliflower, parsnips, potatoes, celeriac and purple sprouting broccoli. Fruit fans should wrap their chops around British apples and pears.

A tasty veg curry and some baked fruit sound pretty good to us.

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You can find more recipes and tips for reducing food waste at Love Food Hate Waste, and up to date information on what's in season at Eat The Seasons.