Food repurposing network launches new Community Meals Partnership
8th March 2024
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The FJN supports and campaigns for those experiencing food insecurity in the city.

Most community food projects that make up the FJN rely heavily on quality surplus food, but that is getting harder to come by, for a variety of reasons.

This reduction in waste is good for the environment but adds to the difficulties faced by food projects across Birmingham.

The Food Justice Network is asking for businesses to sign up to the Community Meals Partnership and help to relieve some of this pressure.

Here’s how it works:

  • Sponsorship covers the cost of buying a tonne of food – enough to feed 2,000 people.
  • The sponsorship includes a community meal, which provides food, and volunteer opportunities for your team and allows them to see the benefit this initiative brings.
  • The rest of the purchased food will be shared with FJN projects across the city to support people facing food insecurity.

Basic sponsorship of a Community Meal costs £1,500, which is enough for The Food Justice Network to pay for one tonne of fresh fruit and vegetables, plus the time of their team of trained kitchen staff to help successfully deliver your Community Meal event. Sponsorship of £2,500 buys one tonne of store cupboard food, such as canned or dried food. 

The Food Justice Network said: “We know that people in Birmingham are facing unprecedented difficulties, and we know that compassionate businesses want to do more to help them.

“This offer will allow you to contribute towards providing quality food for people across the city, while introducing you to the projects who support them throughout the year. If you would like to get involved, please contact:”



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