01.0911 Food Campaigns, Projects & Organisations

The Wiggly Worm

Description

The Wiggly Worm is a charity that exists to help people do better. Using food as a tool, we aim to improve health, well-being and confidence to the vulnerable and seldom heard. Through our projects, we provide vital opportunities to people in our communities that need it most, enabling them to realise their full potential.

Our street food truck The Little Green Wiggly Machine allows us to provide free, nutritious meals to those living in food poverty in our county, and provides work experience to vulnerable people providing a gateway to paid employment.

Location

United Kingdom

Eating Better

Description

Eating Better is a broad alliance working to help people move towards eating less meat and more food that’s good for us and good for the planet. We are calling for action by governments, the food industry and all those who can make a difference to help people eat a greater variety of plant-based foods and less meat; and to support farming that produces meat in ways that benefit the environment, health, global food security and animal welfare. Read more »

Location

United Kingdom

Meat Free Monday Ltd

Description

Launched by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney in 2009, Meat Free Monday encourages individuals to skip meat at least one day a week to improve their health and reduce their carbon footprint. It’s a meaningful change that everyone can make.

One day a week can make a world of difference.

Location

United Kingdom

Ground to Ground

Description

Ground to Ground supports expert advice, research, and general information on the reuse of coffee grounds for compost and gardening. What we offer is the most comprehensive information about used coffee grounds available today. Read more »

Location

Australia

Gleaning Network UK

Description

Gleaning Network UK, recently featured on BBC Radio 4's Food Programme and Al Jazeera, is an exciting new initiative to save the thousands of tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables that are wasted on UK farms every year. Farmers across the country often have no choice but to leave tonnes of their crops unharvested and get ploughed back in the soil. These crops often cannot reach the market either because they fail to meet the retail strict cosmetic standards or because of overproduction. Read more »

Location

Feeding the 5000,
The Bootstrap Company, 18 Ashwin Street,
London E8 3DL
United Kingdom

FoodCycle

Description

FoodCycle builds communities by combining volunteers, surplus food, and spare kitchen spaces to create nutritious meals for people at risk from food poverty and social isolation. We run 15 volunteer-powered community projects across the UK, reclaiming food that would otherwise be wasted and using it to cook healthy meals for people in need. Read more »

Location

Oxford House,
Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green,
London E2 6HG
United Kingdom

Capital Growth Project

Description

Capital Growth aims to create 2012 new community food growing spaces across London by the end of 2012. We offer practical help, grants, training and support to groups wanting to establish community food growing projects as well as advice to landowners. Read more »

Location

c/o Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming,
94 White Lion Street,
London , Islington N1 9PF
United Kingdom

Fishonline.org & Marine Conservation Society

Description

If you are concerned about declining fish stocks and the welfare of our seas then this website can help you identify which fish are from well-managed sources and/or caught using methods that minimise damage to marine wildlife and habitats. It has been developed by the Marine Conservation Society with the support of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Read more »

Location

Unit 3 Wolf Business Park,
Alton Road,
Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire County of HR9 5NB
United Kingdom
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