Waste Reduction Challenge Prize: we are finalists and delighted!

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Hello there! We’ve been a little silent lately. We have decided to take a break in February, because we are busy planning!

We have been selected as a finalist in the £50,000 Waste Reduction Challenge Prize. The challenge, run by Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, and funded by the Cabinet Office aims to identify new ideas that can influence and mobilise communities to make significant reductions in waste and impact behaviour for years to come. Five other projects have been selected to receive funding of up to £10,000 and additional help to set up and test their innovations over the next six months.

These include Zero Waste Alliance UK & The Rubbish DietFareshare & Foodcycle, Museum of Bad DesignFeeding the 5000’s Gleaning Network, and Proper Oils. All very inspiring and a tad intimidating!

It’s a truly amazing opportunity, and we can’t wait to get started! For the last year, the Brixton People’s Kitchen has been turning food surplus from local businesses into free, healthy meals for local people. Inspired by German artists Gartenstudio, we now want to invite local people to design and build a Mobile Kitchen that will travel throughout the diverse communities in Brixton and beyond, to inspire positive action against food waste by acting as an open, convivial platform for food education, community building and skills-sharing.

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Throughout the project, we will be looking for hosts and contributors, so stay tuned! We’ll be posting opportunities for collaboration and volunteering on this website. 

We feel it’s going to be huge learning curve for us, and are really looking forward to it!

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