FareShare Cymru to run production trial in Phase two of Food Challenge

Fareshare Cymru cooking event with CAVC
FareShare Cymru cooking event at Cardiff and Vale College, April 2023

FareShare Cymru are moving forward to the second phase of our Sustainable Food Challenge, after completing a successful phase one feasibility contract. They will begin a six month production trial in December 2023, in partnership with Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC).

FareShare Cymru are planning to supply meals for 30 food projects, starting with ten initially, while CAVC will provide kitchens and additional facilities for the trial. Production is set to start one day per week, aiming to scale up to three days a week at a later stage.

Recipes for the project’s kitchen are based on the Eatwell plate and are vegetarian, while packaging for redistribution will try out three different sustainable options: reusable metal, reusable plastics and compostable packaging.  

“The Food Challenge is not like anything we’ve done before”, says Katie Padfield, Head of Development at FareShare Cymru. “We are very excited to be able to demonstrate what we can achieve”.

The Sustainable Production & Supply of Food Challenge is a partnership between Cardiff Council, Monmouthshire County Council, the Cardiff Capital Region Challenge Fund, Welsh Government, and supported by the SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) Centre of Excellence. It aims to identify and support projects that can harness the potential of land, technology, and people to increase the sustainable production and supply of locally grown food in the Cardiff Capital Region.

FareShare Cymru redistributes surplus food to charities and community projects, tackling food waste and hunger at the same time. Are you interested in supporting their work and being part of a meaningful project with real-world impact? Now is a good time to join them as a volunteer- get in touch at volunteer@fareshare.cymru!

FareShare Cymru meals at cooking event in November 2023


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