When Coronavirus struck the UK last year forcing the country to enter our first lockdown, community initiative Ulverston Food Waste Project launched an urgent appeal for more donations to help people in need throughout the local community. High Winds Community Energy Society saw the appeal and were able to make a donation of £7,000 which enabled the group to purchase two commercial sized fridges.
John Millen from High Winds said “This project and its appeal ticked many boxes for High Winds. A local charity which not only helped out the most vulnerable but reduced waste and the environmental issues associated with the growing surplus food problem. Our donation during the pandemic will hopefully help establish this charity and its hard-working volunteers as a long-term local success story.”
The Ulverston Food Waste Project was formed in 2019 with the aim of reducing the amount of food being sent to landfill and instead they redistribute it within the local area. Daily food collection drop-ins are held at the Parish Centre on Church Walk, Ulverston. The walk-in service is available to everyone where you can drop in or collect food that would otherwise go to waste.
Since the start of the pandemic, High Winds have provided a total of £31,000 in donations to local charities and groups throughout Barrow, Ulverston and the South Lakes.
Follow Ulverston Food Waste Project by searching @ulvfoodwaste on Facebook.