Major players urged to 'Step up to the Plate' and reduce food waste
At SFM, we're joining the 'Step up to the Plate' challenge to see how we can work with schools and families to halve food waste by 2030.
Major players from the worlds of food retail and hospitality will join forces today to pledge ground-breaking action to drive down food waste.
The 'Step up to the Plate' symposium, hosted by Defra's Food Surplus and Waste Champion Ben Elliot alongside Environment Secretary Michael Gove will urge attendees to sign up to a number of commitments on measuring and reducing their own food waste and inspiring others to follow their lead.
Earlier this year the government launched a £15 million scheme to tackle food waste, building on its landmark Resources and Waste Strategy which sets out how the government will introduce annual reporting of food surplus and waste by food businesses.
In other news ...
As we head into our busiest time of the year, we're looking for a bunch of enthusiastic volunteers to help us deliver lots of cooking and food growing sessions in schools across London.
Students from 22 primary schools across London gathered in Borough Market last week for a session in seed sowing and market trader training as part of our Young Marketeers programme.
Young Food Ambassadors from across the country joined Dame Emma Thompson at Westminster to call for urgent political action on child food insecurity.