It’s Friday – Food Waste Friday. I need to report in and account for my food waste, but first I must share – well a new way to share!
Introducing Social Pantry
This week I tried out a new service linking up people with food to share with those in need of food. It is called Social Pantry and it’s a network of community food sharing Facebook pages. The pages connect people who have more than enough food, with people who know someone, or are themselves, in need of a little extra.
A Social Pantry has just started up in my own community and I am keen to support it. While not the primary purpose of the service, I thought it could also help me solve a food waste problem. I was given a packet of coffee capsules, but they don’t fit our machine. They have been languishing in my pantry as I haven’t been able to think of anyone to pass them onto. Usually they would remain sitting there – probably for years – until eventually being thrown away when are they are long past their best before date and of no use to anyone.
So I listed the coffee capsules – no takers as yet unfortunately.
While I have been slack at checking in with my food waste lately, I have still been taking photos!
Over the last month I have thrown away:
- 1/2 a chicken breast
- 1/4 of a lettuce
- 3 potatoes
Plus two kiwifruit and four limes that I didn’t manage to take pictures of. Definite room for improvement!
How has the food waste situation been at your place recently? How do you find a good home for food you don’t need or can’t use for some reason?