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Volunteers and Chichester College students turn waste food into three-course meal

In April 2017, UKHarvest launched its waste-inpsired pop-up dinners, Greens @ 19, in partnership with Chichester College. 

At the events held at the College's Cafe 19, hospitality students, cookery students and volunteers feed up to 40 vulnerable students and families a free, three-course feast using surplus food donations. 

With an estimated 8.4 million people living in households that have insufficient food in the UK [1], the dinners aim to enable vulnerable people in the community to have access to good quality food cooked with care, as well as raise awareness of the scale of food waste and educate people on what can be created from surplus. 

The most recent pop-up featured guest Australian chef, Cameron Matthews, who mentored the cookery students to develop a menu made from produce rescued earlier that day. 

To read the Chichester Observer's article about the special dinner with Cameron Matthews CLICK HERE

[1] Too Poor To Eat: http://foodfoundation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/FoodInsecurityBriefing-May-2016-FINAL.pdf