Food Waste Project

Project update summer 2021

The good news is that our project working with Arundel allotments and UK Harvest will be up and running again this summer after the enforced break in 2020.

The bad news is that due to a change in circumstances, our lovely volunteers are not available this year which means that it will be restricted initially to the Fitzalan allotments.

Collections will begin again w/c 5th July and we will make sure that the collection point and notices are ready for you.

If you have an allotment elsewhere or an overflowing garden you can take you surplus produce to the Fitzalan allotments for collection. If you want to help with the project please contact us on email arundelagenda21@gmail.com.

Winter rest.

The aim of our project is to share the gluts we get during our most productive time with those people who could do with some help. During the winter while the allotment plots are quiet we will be having a rest, or rather our marvellous volunteers will be having a rest.

But don’t worry we will be back later in the year to carry on the collection and delivery to UKHarvest.

If you have any comments or queries about collection just call me on 01903 885826 or email arundelagenda21@gmail.com

Summer of 2019 round up

What a bumper year! In all the allotment contributed 175 kg of fruit and veg. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

Arundel Agenda 21 and UKHarvest Spring 2019

If you have an allotment in town you may have notice these signs popping up over Christmas.

  

It is all part of a project to reduce food waste in Arundel.

The Arundel Agenda 21 food waste project working with UKHarvest is now underway. There are posters at each site and a crate for the donation of surplus fruit and veg.

The food will go to UKHarvest in Chichester . UKHarvest is a not-for-profit perishable food rescue operation that collects quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivers it, direct and free of charge, to charities. They provide much needed assistance to vulnerable people, collecting surplus food from all types of food providers, including fruit and vegetable markets, supermarkets, hotels, wholesalers, farmers, stadiums, corporate events, catering companies, shopping centres, delis, cafes, restaurants, film and TV shoots and boardrooms – and now Arundel allotments.

Adam Swain has valiantly offered to collect the produce and will be collecting donations weekly and delivering them to UKHarvest in Chichester. All you have to do is put your produce in the crate provided. Fruit and vegetables have to be fit for the table and clean. As the food may not get to the recipients for a few days please allow for that, so nothing overripe and please nothing that is diseased or that has pests. If you have any queries or would like help, please call me on 885826 or email arundela21@gmail.com.

Thank you from Rita and Arundel Agenda 21

Mike De Lara and his prize winning pumpkin which was the first donation to UKHarvest

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