We love North Laine restaurant Silo’s zero-waste ethic as much as we love its food, so we were pleased to hear they’ve teamed up with food redistribution project FareShare Sussex (no, we’re not sure why it’s not spelt “FairShare” either), which they’ll be supporting with events and fundraising throughout 2018.
FareShare’s raison d’être is the redistribution of surplus food that would otherwise be chucked away, around ten tonnes of which it donates to over 100 local charities and community groups each week. This isn’t a new initiative though — the project celebrates its 15th anniversary this spring.
And in a move that should help raise the charity’s profile, as well as swelling its coffers, Silo will be adding a discretionary £1 FareShare donation to its food bills.
According to Rachel Carless, Development Manager at FareShare Sussex “Every one pound donated enables us to deliver enough food for five meals to people in our community in food poverty.” Just in case you’re wondering where that money goes.
FareShare Sussex is looking for local businesses that are interested in getting involved. Visit faresharesussex.org.uk for further info.