Waste Not Want Not Project

Waste Not Want Not Project

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  • Children / families
  • Environment
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Poverty relief
  • Training / employment support
  • Voluntary sector support

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We discovered that over half of the 900,000 tonnes food thrown away in London each year is perfectly edible?! We are here to safely divert it to your plate. And we truly believe that sharing food is a great way to strengthen our communities. We love food and respect the whole process and people engaged in growing it and transferring it to our plates. Therefore we are dedicated to ensuring that perfectly edible and nutritious food does not become waste and instead is channeled for the benefit of local community.

Waste Not Want Not is the first project in Battersea which collects surplus food from nearby markets and distributes it through local community and youth centres. We have been working since 2017 and built relationships with traders in New Covent Garden Market and other local retailers. We aim to tackle food poverty and social isolation, divert food waste, and promote sustainability. We are now providing catering services, and working to develop other income streams in order to raise funds to support our work.


Current activities:

  • Weekly food distribution at a local community centre
  • Monthly community meal and film night at a local community centre
  • Healthy eating cafe providing free lunches for local residents
  • Providing food to local homeless people through partnerships


In development:

  • partnering to provide food to other organisations and their beneficiaries
  • running a street kitchen which will give employment and training opportunities

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