We REfUSE to be part of a wasteful food system. We need to RE-think. We REscue, REclaim and RE-use, so that good food doesn’t become REfUSE.
REfUSE’s vision is show the value in things, places and people that are unjustly wasted or overlooked. Each month we intercept around 12 tonnes of food that would otherwise go to waste, from retailers around the North East. We then redistribute it to people, though our ‘Pay As You Feel’ community cafe and restaurant in Chester-le-Street, our private catering brand Conscious Kitchen, partnerships with other charities and our Waste-Not Box delivery scheme.
We are part of an informal network of similar Pay As You Feel cafes and food waste activists around the UK: see full list here.