Food Waste Partnership Creates Thousands Of Meals

By Anoop Bhuller

5 months ago

Twelve tonnes of surplus food into 10,000 meals

Holme Grange Makes Thousands of Meals For Families

Holme Grange, in partnership with Thomas Franks Foundation and City Harvest, have turned 12 tonnes of surplus food into 10,000 meals. 

First 5000 meals on their way

First 5000 meals on their way

No other school in the country has collaborated on a food waste project to this scale ever before. 

The surplus food included Quorn, spice sachets, and desiccated coconut which were all used to create thousands of meals for families in need.

The initiative was led by Holme Grange’s Azdin, Sue and Dean Collins, as well as Jake Herreros from Thomas Frank, who all coordinated the kitchen and meal preparation.

Holme Grange cooking the meals

Holme Grange helping to cook the meals

Over 100 volunteers took shifts to help label, portion and pack all of the meals. They were then be distributed to 200 charities in London. 

Around 5,000 families will be given these meals to help them with the rising challenges of the cost of living and food.

Headteacher at Holme Grange, Claire Robinson, said: ‘As we cleaned the kitchen and dining room at the end of the day, the realisation of  what we had achieved together truly sank in. Preparing 10,00 meals in a single day is a record-breaking feat, and it was only possible because of our wonderful community.’