UKHarvest is an environmental charity on a mission to eliminate food waste and hunger! They ensure everyone has access to quality nutritious meals by offering food redistribution and education services.
Working across Southern England, UKHarvest fights food waste for the environment by collecting edible surplus food from organisations, including farms, manufacturers, shops and events. They cook, repack or redistribute and donate this to charities who help those most vulnerable, such as foodbanks, homeless shelters, schools and community groups.
They bring communities together helping people to eat well, live well, and combat social isolation by hosting cookery classes, community meals, and pantries. The sessions help people to create delicious healthy meals that are budget-friendly while minimising food waste in the home.
Impact: Between April 2020 and March 2021:
- 604 people participated in our education sessions
- 357 charities received UKHarvest food
- 696 tonnes of food distributed
- 2.5 million meals delivered
- 171 organisations donated food
- 1322 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions offset
Levels of local food insecurity
According to the University of Sheffield’s research into local food insecurity of adults (Jan 2021), in Chichester:
- 2.43% of adults suffered from hunger
- 7.54% struggled to access food
- 9.55% worried about not having enough food
About this research:
The University of Sheffield have published statistics of UK adult food insecurity at Local Authority scale. You can view the map of measures of food insecurity here.
Hungry is defined as having skipped food for a whole day or more in the previous month or indicated they were hungry but not eaten because they could not afford or get access to food.
Struggle is defined as a positive response to at least one of the following:
- Sought help accessing food
- Skipped or shrank meal
- Gave a reason for not having enough food
Worry is defined as choosing very worried or fairly worried about getting food.