Zero Food Waste is a student-led project at UCL that aims to tackle food waste on campus. We redistribute food from where it is in excess to where it is in need: from UCL cafés to homeless shelters and a surplus food bank. These are namely St Mungo's Endsleigh Gardens, a homeless shelter, and Lifeafterhummus Community Benefit Society, a surplus food bank for community residents in the Euston/King’s Cross area.
Between Oct 2022 and Sep 2023 (summer break included), 6800+ food items were saved from being binned. Our project has received recognition from both within and outside UCL: we were the winner of 2023 UCL Sustainability Impact Award, 22-23 Student-Led Project of the Year and were shortlisted for 22-23 National Society and Volunteering Community Award.
Our volunteering takes place on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in the afternoon/evening, with shifts lasting half an hour to one hour each within the timeframe of 3:30pm-8.30pm. If you are interested in joining us, please click on the 'expression of interest' button at the top of the sign up page :)