Are these kids the youngest food waste warriors in the UK?

A group of entrepreneurial children from West London are fighting food waste by selling surplus food in the school playground and to the local community.

The initiative is led by 400 children aged 5 to 12-year-olds from Old Oak Primary School & Old Oak Community Centre in East Acton.   

They have named their social enterprise ‘Bubble & Squeak’, a nod to the traditional  English dish made using leftover vegetables. Emphasising healthy eating, their aim is to take edible surplus food such as fruit and vegetables from local businesses, markets, and supermarkets and redistribute it to the local community on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis. 

 

…their aim is to take edible surplus food such as fruit and vegetables from local businesses, markets and supermarkets and redistribute it to the local community on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis…

The food waste epidemic sees 15 million tonnes of perfectly edible food is wasted in Britain every year.  Creative initiatives to fight food waste are sprouting up all over the globe.