Still Good Food
Still Good Food is a local independent charity working to reduce food waste. They do this by redistributing surplus food and food up to and beyond its Best Before Date, but that is still good to eat, from supermarkets and other local retailers, producers and growers, through their shop in Bury St Edmunds on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis. This helps to combat food waste but also helps to support many low-income families as they can access good food for a small donation.
Still Good Food aims to reduce food waste and feed its local community. It is primarily an environmental project working to reduce food waste but is also very aware that the majority of its customers are low-income families who greatly appreciate the food it is able to supply at a low cost (pay as you feel, minimum donation £1).
Still Good Food sources surplus stock and food past its best before date and then sells it for a minimum donation at their two shops in West Suffolk. By working closely with other charities, local businesses and farmers, their network of incredibly motivated and committed volunteers keeps food out of the bin and on people’s plates!
The charity’s work in Suffolk was recognised by Suffolk County Council’s Greenest County Awards where Still Good Food won the Waste Reduction and Recycling Award. Still Good Food also gained the Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk Award and the High Sheriff of Suffolk’s Covid Recognition Fund Award in March 2021.
Funds will be used to support the salaries of the Project Coordinators. Originally staffed by volunteers until 12 months ago, they now employ 2 coordinators who share a total of 28 hours per week. Having this dedicated resource has helped the charity grow in the last year rather than relying solely on volunteers who cannot always give their time. This means they can reduce more food waste but also help more people on low incomes.
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