We were delighted to hold our AGF on 16 November 2023 (our take on an AGM). The objective was to show our appreciation to everyone who supports the Food Hub’s mission of putting good surplus food to good use.
At the event we were able to showcase what goes into getting the surplus food we rescue (or harvest) shared. And, most importantly, the positive impact this has in our community and for our environment.
Hub manger Tammy welcomed everyone and talked through our achievements. Ali, one of our founders, used the now famous ‘washing line’ to highlight our key impacts for 2022/23 and talk about our future plans. Steve from 1st Shrewsbury Scouts brilliantly highlighted what a difference the Hub makes to youngsters each week, and volunteer Michael shared his passion for the Hub and performed his ‘Food Hub!’ poem. Finally, our patron, the Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire Anna Turner, talked about her support for the Hub and thanked volunteers for all they do.
Our ‘washing line’ and what it all means!
40 suppliers – we work with 40+ suppliers including local retailers, food producers, and manufacturers
7 days – we operate 7 days every week
60 partners – we work with 60+ community groups providing food to suit their beneficiaries
149 volunteers – we are volunteer powered, without our amazing volunteers who support our daily activities, we would not be able to do what we do
217 tonnes – the amount of food we rescued from April 2022 to March 2023
518,000 meals – the food we save is equivalent to over half a million meals
£1.1m – is the value of the food we rescued last year.
Carbon – if you drove around the world 87 times, that’s how much CO2 emissions we saved!
After hearing all that, it was time to enjoy an amazing surplus supper courtesy of chefs Steve “The Hungry Guy” and Tom Ryalls. Surplus food delights served included dahls, curries, roasted vegetables, dips & crudities, finger foods, breads, slaws, pickles and puds.
Bringing together our volunteers, trustees, patron, surplus food suppliers, community group partners, and funders made for a very special night. Our thanks to everyone who joined us. Our thanks also to The Buttermarket, Majestic Wine, Tipples Catering and Tanners Wine for their support.
View our gallery of photos from the night here.