Rescued Food Project (Food Truck using Food Waste)

by SAM BRUNDISH in Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

Rescued Food Project (Food Truck using Food Waste)
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To divert food waste from landfill and provide low cost, high quality plant based foods to people in need of sustenance.

by SAM BRUNDISH in Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

Having previously been a co-director of Dash Garden Cafe in Nottingham, a Community Interest zero waste concept cafe based around using locally grown and sourced plant foods, Sam is keen to use her experience and enthusiasm to set up a food truck in order to feed people in need of sustenance.

Sam is inspired by projects such as "I Love You Foods" in the United States (https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/jaden-smith-vegan-food-truck-homeless-free-food-skid-row-los-angeles-a8996301.html ), and would like to bring something similar to the UK.

Aiming to fit out the van using reclaimed and reconditioned materials, in line with her strong zero waste principles, Sam will source local gluts of food and access Food Waste projects such as FoodPrint and FairShare in Nottingham, The Real Junk Food Project in Leeds and Food Works in Sheffield, diverting food otherwise destined for landfill, and create healthy plant based meals. Special attention will also be paid to allergies and intolerances, since Sam has personal experience of gluten intolerance and family members with nut allergies.

The aim would be to charge a nominal amount for a meal to those who are able to pay and encourage a "suspended" food token to be used by those who are not in a position to afford to pay for their food or drink. Being based out of a truck would enable Sam to provide food to people who are in vulnerable locations and those who would not usually access free food services inside buildings.

Sam hopes to be able to provide volunteer positions, training and work experience to young people and vulnerable adults within this project.

Sam is very aware that this is a very large project requiring at least £10,000 for the truck alone and a further £2,500 for fitting out, insurance and licences, but she has the enthusiasm, experience and drive to make this dream project a real success! Sam is also aiming to find other, creative, ways to fund this exciting project!

Rewards

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£20 or more

Tremendous Twenty

Two free meals on our launch date or whenever suits the kind supporter. Plus the glowing feeling that you helped make a dream a reality.

£5 or more

Fiver For Ya

A free cuppa on us on our launch day! And the glowing feeling that you helped make a dream a reality.

£10 or more

Terrific Tenner

A free meal and cuppa on our launch date or whenever suits the kind supporter. Plus the glowing feeling that you helped make a dream a reality.

£50 or more

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Fabulous Fifty

Five free meals on our launch date or whenever suits the kind supporter. A bonus "behind the scenes" tour of the truck and a cloth bag of goodies! Plus the glowing feeling that you helped make a dream a reality.

£100 or more

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Hooray Hundred

Ten free meals on our launch date or whenever suits the kind supporter. Your name as a supporter painted on the truck. A bonus "behind the scenes" tour of the truck and a cloth bag of vegan and zero waste goodies! Plus the glowing feeling that you helped make a dream a reality.

£250 or more

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Truly Fantabulous Two Fifty

Twenty five free meals on our launch date or whenever suits the kind spporter. Your name as a supporter painted on the truck. A bonus "behind the scenes" tour of the truck, a ride along and a cloth bag of vegan and zero waste goodies! Plus the glowing feeling that you helped make a dream a reality.

£500 or more

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Favourite Hero Five Hundred

Free meals and drinks For Life. Your name as a supporter painted on the truck. A bonus "behind the scenes" tour of the truck, a ride along and a cloth bag of vegan and zero waste goodies! Plus the glowing feeling that you helped make a dream a reality.

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