What we do

 

We are taking action to reduce food waste in Aberystwyth. We collect the food local businesses are throwing away and redistribute it among the community. Through Pay As You Feel meals, we bring local people together and show them ‘waste’ food can be tasty and nutritious.

Growing food, transporting it and preparing it takes time, care and money. It uses precious environmental resources, like water, fertiliser and fuel. Wasting food is bad for our pockets and bad for our planet.  

Together, we can change the way Aberystwyth, Wales and the world thinks about food. There’s nothing to lose. Valuing and sharing food makes us happier, healthier and brings us closer together.

Aberystwyth’s food future is in our hands. Join us today.

 

“Our vision is for Aberystwyth to be a pioneering example of food sustainability. A place where food is grown, distributed and consumed in a fair and environmentally sustainable way. Where people of all ages and backgrounds come together to enjoy tasty and nutritious food. Where food waste is a thing of the past.”

Pay As You Feel meals

Through our regular pop up meals around the town we show people that ‘waste’ food can be tasty and nutritious. Enjoy a three course meal made with love by volunteers, chat to others in the community, and ‘Pay As You Feel’.

Photo: Felix Cannadam Photography

Photo: Felix Cannadam Photography

Redistribution

Businesses throw away food that is perfectly fit to eat every day. We collect this food before it ends up in landfill and redistribute it to local community groups and charities in our network.

App network

Photo credit: No Church In The Wild, Aberystwyth

Photo credit: No Church In The Wild, Aberystwyth

Apps like OLIO and Too Good to Go help businesses and local people share information about food that’s about to be wasted so it can be collected and used instead. We’re working with businesses and the community in Aberystwyth to make better use of these.

Animal feed

We’ll be making food surplus deliveries to the Dyfi Dairy. This small compassionate dairy will feed food that would otherwise be wasted to their goats, producing environmentally sustainable goat milk for local communities.

Foster A Composter

Too often, surplus food ends up in landfill, wasting its nutritional value and adding to its environmental impact. Our Foster A Composter project instead aims to turn the food into compost and we hope to make it available to the local community soon.

Anaerobic digestion

Ultimately, we want to ensure that NO food goes to landfill. We work with local businesses and supermarkets to use a dedicated food waste bin for food that really is no longer edible.

Community fridge

Edward Macdonald showcasing the ‘pop up’ Community Fridge

Edward Macdonald showcasing the ‘pop up’ Community Fridge

Community fridges are stocked with surplus food (edible food about to be wasted) by businesses and the community. Local people are then free to take what they need and turn these ingredients into tasty, nutritious meals. Aberystwyth will be getting its first community fridge very soon!

Photo credit: No Church In The Wild, Aberystwyth

Photo credit: No Church In The Wild, Aberystwyth