Reducing food waste in thame
Do you want to help stop the waste of produce and goods that are sent to landfill because they have not been purchased from the shop at which they were being sold ?
If you do then please do look at these options in Thame.
Reports about these are always brilliant !
Sharing Life Trust and Red Kite Family Centre are collaborating with SOFEA, a charity based in Didcot, to bring a Community Larder to Thame. It’s for everyone. The selection varies but is always worth it. Products have included toothpaste, pasta, tinned veg, fresh fruit and veg, bread and lots more.
Thame Community Larder
The Larder has been running at Christchurch every Thursday afternoon between 2.30pm and 4.30pm since September 2020.
Sharing Life is also registered with Fareshare, the national charity targeting supermarket waste. On 6 days a week we collect surplus items from Waitrose Thame and take them to our food store for redistribution in the food parcels that we produce for people experiencing poverty. We need extra volunteers to help with these collections please so if any of your readers/members are interested in helping then please give them this link to our volunteer page. https://www.sharinglifetrust.org/contact
Some of the local shops are subscribed to the TooGoodToGo app. During the day they will have surplus foods that haven’t sold. For a small fee at a predetermined time you can pick up a ‘magic bag’. Each shop has different contents. All very exciting.
Too Good To Go
Good food should be eaten, not binned.
OLIO rules state that ‘Use By’ same date items MUST be collected before midnight that day, and ‘Best Before’ dates can be collected anytime, so please do not request items which must be collected by midnight, if you cannot collect.