Long Story Short
There are 8.4 million people in the UK who are struggling to afford to eat. At the same time every year, UK households waste around 7.3 million tones of food (worth £13bn).
60% of Brits say they barely waste any food, although the average home throws away the equivalent of six meals every week.
Our goal is to prevent food waste and fight hunger in the UK & we need your help!
Is The Problem Really Bad?
No; unfortunately, it’s even worse than you think!
Since 2013, hunger in the UK is at the level of a “public health emergency”. 8.4 million people in the UK are struggling to afford food; over 4 million people face severe food insecurity. This means that their food intake is reduced significantly and children are often hungry.
What About the Food Waste?
Yearly, UK households throw away around 7.3 million tones of food and up to 60% of that food could have been eaten.
The amount of produce households could have eaten or drank is 4.2 million tonnes! It is enough to fill 210 Royal Albert Halls!!!
The question we ask is: why do we keep wasting food when 8.4 million families are struggling to put food on the table?
Apart from a terrifying social impact, the food waste issue also has serious environmental implications.
Most food wasted reaches landfill sites through our rubbish system, which emits methane, a powerful greenhouse gas 25 times more powerful than CO2. Stopping food waste would save 4.4 million tonnes of CO2 a year - the equivalent to taking one in four cars off the road.
Here Is What We Are Doing About It
It is time to hear the voices of the hungry!
It is time to stop wasting and start sharing!
We, together, as one can help prevent food waste and fight hunger. To keep it fun, we have created a 5 Ingredients Challenge and we would love you to join!
JOIN US for a #5ingChallenge Today!
- Visit Mealz to spin the wheel and get recipe inspirations
- Cook a simple and delicious 5-ingredients dish (spices not included in the 5 ingredients count)
- Share the picture of your meal on Instagram with #5ingChallenge
- Nominate 3 of your friends to do the same
- Please consider donating to a good cause
The money raised will be given to MKTG. They will help us pass it onto the Soup Kitchen London and provide food to people in need.
From left to right: Jayanth Jayaraj, Sofia Fominova, Natalia Thellefsen, Mohammad Amir, Youssef Shareef.