After the success of our crowdfund in December 2016, we launched straight in to trying to find a building. We looked at a number of properties, but in the end we put all our eggs in one basket for one place, and worked on things like planning permission and Change of Use for a few … Continue reading The cafe story…
Hello everyone, my name is Franck from the REfUSE team. As you might know, OLIO, the food sharing revolution is spreading thanks to all of you! for those who are not familiar with it, it is a mobile application launched in England a few years ago allowing anyone to connect with their neighbours and local … Continue reading Discover OLIO with us !
Hey everyone ! My name is Franck. As a French student, I first heard about The Real Junk Food Project through my English teacher who is trying to import it in France. During our schooling, we are given the opportunity to carry out an internship in an English-speaking country in order to improve our English. … Continue reading A new face around
After a year of searching and working on a number of venues, we finally got keys and are signing a lease on an amazing building on Front Street in Chester-le-Street. We aim to have it open around the end of November, but lots of work needs doing to get there. It will be a creative, upcycled and … Continue reading We have a building!
I first heard about REfUSE Durham through Nikki and on social media, around the time it was just starting up. REfUSE recently did an amazing job catering our wedding breakfast (I’m the one in the photo in the wedding dress!). I studied Biology and Anthropology at University and I’m really interested in nutrition, the social … Continue reading Susie’s story
In our battle to end food waste we collect as much food as we can and feed as many people as possible! I spend my days driving our van all around County Durham and sometimes up to Newcastle, collecting anything from KFC chicken to jars of tempeh, mountains of yoghurt and towers of cereal boxes. … Continue reading Tips from Jonny
In my first year at University, I overheard some Quakers who were sharing my table in the library café, talking about what they’d found in some supermarket bins. I interrupted to ask more and they invited me out with them the following night to see for myself. They had both brought 65L hiking rucksacks to … Continue reading Mim’s Story
In August, founding director Nikki traveled to Denmark to attend UNLEASH Lab 2017: where 1000 young people from all over the world met to work on solutions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. She was selected to contribute to the conversation on global food waste. As promised in her previous blog, here are some things she … Continue reading 10 world-changing days
We’ve been intercepting food for over 2 years. In shopping bags and pull-along trollies, stuffed in car boots and pockets and now, in our lovely crowd-funded van. But we can’t collect it all. Households throw away 7.3 million tonnes of food per year costing families £700. House moves, student terms, allotment surplus, Buy-one-get-one-free offers, over … Continue reading OLIO
Team REfUSE are VERY excited to announce that we will be starting Fuel for School, Durham very soon! We recently heard the good news that we have received a Big Lottery Fund Awards For All grant which means that we can begin delivering food to 4 primary schools in Ferryhill every week. This is rescued … Continue reading Fuel For School Durham