Waste Not Want Not Project has been in operation since 2017 and is the first project in Battersea to collect surplus food from nearby markets and distribute it through local community and youth centres.
We have built relationships with traders in New Covent Garden Market and other local retailers and save around 150kg of food every week from ending up in the bin.
We love food and respect the whole process that goes into growing it and getting it from the source to our plates. We are dedicated to ensuring that perfectly edible and nutritious food does not become waste and instead is channelled for the benefit of local community.
We work to promote an inclusive community environment, where nobody has to prove their need. Our sessions are open to anyone who feels they would benefit from nutritious food and a chance to meet others in their local community.
Creating a respectful approach to food and a greater understanding of our throw-away culture
Promoting sharing and supportive practices in local community
Building community cohesion and a sense of belonging through meaningful and rewarding dedication to healthy food and human relationships