Waste Not, Want Not

Around 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted every year – that’s around one-third of the total food produced globally. The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates that if food waste was a country it would be the third biggest emitter of greenhouse gases after China and the USA . It’s a huge problem – but what can we do about it?

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Aberystwyth: Community, Food and a Vision

As part of its Senedd@ programme, the National Assembly for Wales has been meeting with community groups and activists across Aberystwyth to find out more about their visions for the future of the town and surrounding communities. On 28 November, it joined forces with Aber Food Surplus to create a community platform where people could eat, meet and tell us about the things that are important to them.

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Young people host "Pay As You Feel" meal for the community

On 19 December 2018, Aberystwyth Community Ambassadors and members of Penparcau Youth Club teamed up with Aber Food Surplus and Ysgol Llwyn yr Eos to host a ‘pay as you feel’ meal at Ysgol Llwyn yr Eos, Penparcau. The event was an opportunity for young people and the local community to learn about food waste and the redistribution of surplus food gathered from local supermarkets.

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Aberystwyth: Cymuned, Bwyd a Gweledigaeth

Fel rhan o’n cynllun Senedd@ rydym wedi bod yn cyfarfod â grwpiau cymunedol ac ymgyrchwyr ledled Aberystwyth i gael gwybod mwy am eu gweledigaethau ar gyfer dyfodol y dref a’r cymunedau cyfagos. Ar 28 Tachwedd, gwnaethom ymuno â Bwyd Dros Ben Aber i greu llwyfan cymunedol lle gall pobl fwyta, cyfarfod a dweud wrthym am y pethau sy’n bwysig iddyn nhw.

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A day in the life of Aber Food Surplus

We arrive in the morning at the food headquarters to open up the premises and meet volunteers, we all sign in and check the premises is clean and safe, and that the food is looking in fine condition. We check out the food deliveries board, then we check the food deliveries rota: this shows us where food should have been delivered this week.

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