Avoiding Food Waste

Avoiding Food Waste

Sussex Gleaning Network organises volunteers to visit farms and harvest surplus produce for charity. Breathe some country air, see how food is produced, prevent food waste and meet wonderful people.

Surplus Food Network intercepts surplus food and redistributes it to people in need across Sussex. You can get involved by volunteering - watch this film to find out more.

Smartphone…Get Smart with these Apps Too Good to Go allows you to buy from restaurants, bakeries and cafes at the end of the day; Olio connects neighbours with each other and with local shops so surplus food can get shared; Refill App is handy for knowing where to fill your water bottle.

Scrumping and Brewing The Scrumping Project run by the Brighton Permaculture Trust collects unwanted fruit from across Sussex and turns it into juice; Old Tree Brewery uses foraged ingredients to make forest garden drinks including fermented Kefirs and Kombucha; Franklin Brewery’s Optimist Beer is made from leftover bread from the Bagelman restaurants.

Skills and Seaweed - Get involved in a cookery course, it will increase your confidence in making interesting meals out of anything. Brighton’s Community Kitchen; Community Chef in Lewes; Food Pioneers in Worthing – if you want to get cooking with Seaweed check out their Neptune’s Larder Project!