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Waste Not Want Not Battersea 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 1000kg+ 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 channeled for the benefit of local community.

Our sessions are open to anyone who would benefit from nutritious food and a chance to meet others in their local community. We work to promote an inclusive community environment, where nobody has to prove their need.

We are all about: 

  • 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

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