We save the environment by collecting surplus food from local supermarkets and bringing them to you through local schools and venues
tonnes of carbon saved
In the UK, 6.7 million tonnes of food get wasted every year. Roughly 30% of all food bought ends up getting wasted causing catastrophic effects to the environment. Food wastage is responsible for 8% of human made greenhouse gas emissions. Shrewsbury Food Hub aims to prevent as much food wastage as possible, collecting the surplus from larger businesses and redistributing to the local community groups, in addition to providing education on the damaging effects of food wastage and measures we can all take to reduce the amount we individually waste.
OUR 3-STEP PROCESS
We collect surplus food from local supermarkets
We share the good food with local schools and other venues
The local schools and other venues share the food with you
HOW DO WE SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT
Manufacturing food takes large amounts of carbon. Growing, watering and transporting fruits and vegetables requires a lot of resources, which all equates to carbon usage. When we throw away the food, we throw away the carbon used to produce the food. So, by getting the food eaten we also save carbon and help the environment.
WHAT OUR COMMUNITY SAYS
“Thank you for the wonderful produce we receive. What is so lovely is that The Food Hub send us the produce we can use in the right quantities. You are all angels! It has cut 25% off my budget, which helps the Hospice save money”
We need your help to keep Shrewsbury Food Hub running. We don't operate as a traditional food bank, therefore we don't have the facilities to accept food donations. However, we really appreciate monetary donations, as these help cover our running costs and help us source more nutritious food to local schools and venues. Don't worry if you can't donate, you're still helping us and the environment by getting the good food eaten.