There has been a lot of information recently in the media about the COP26 conference in Glasgow. World leaders, environmentalists, climatologists and activists have all been busy discussing issues related to our environment, protesting and debating. But where do we fit in and what can we do to help be good stewards of our planet?
Apart from providing food at discounted prices or free of charge in our social supermarket, one of the main reasons for the social supermarket is to prevent food waste. There are environmental costs in producing food, whether that be in packaging, transportation or disposal that we can help minimise by making otherwise unwanted food available to our community. This is a great use of resources and also brings benefit to the people who use the social supermarket. It often gives people the opportunity to try something new or to buy food that they otherwise wouldn't be able to afford.
Maybe you've never tried a mango or a Lamb Wellington before. What about Chocolate and Salted Caramel Roulade or Gelato for desert? Have you ever tried oat yoghurt or almond milk? These are food items that we've recently had available in the social supermarket that would otherwise have gone to waste. We're doing our bit to help our environment and you can be part of that by picking up some otherwise unwanted food items from the social supermarket. Open Thursdays and Fridays 2-3pm and Sundays 12.15-1pm.