Would you want to help children who live in food poverty by selling your surplus produce?
The short answer is of course Yes…
2.3m children live in food insecurity. This has a devastating life-long impact on their health, education and wellbeing. Malnutrition costs the British taxpayer £23.5bn each year, while 3 million tonnes of food go to waste in the supply chain – accounting for 10% of C02 emissions. Reliance on food banks and charities comes with stigma, and families would rather be self-sufficient.
Meal Dash has ambitious plans to fix this problem, with a mission to deliver nutrition for every vulnerable child in the UK, in a sustainable and affordable manner, without stigma. They’ve recently partnered with Community Brands, academies and schools, and use state of the art logistic technology, data and analytics to redistribute supplementary food, delivering it direct to those children’s doors. They plan to combat the huge environmental, health and social issues of food waste and child malnutrition – and you can help.
Meal Dash parcel up nutritious and tasty food and by working with academies and schools, are able to employ their tech to deliver this direct to those children and their families who need it most.
They charge for the parcels of food, to cover the cost of packing and logistics, aiming to achieve ~50% below retail price for like-for-like products. For example, a small box of food contains min. 6kg of food with ~3kg consisting of fresh fruit and veg and ~3kg being a mix of ambient, protein and dairy, all for only £9.95 delivered.
Meal Dash is unlike other organisations managing surplus produce, they have taken the ethical sourcing position to purchase surplus food in the supply chain for onward sale, and therefore want to explore how they could buy in bulk at extremely low prices directly from farm retailers and/or producers across the UK.
If you are interested in selling your supplementary produce to help Meal Dash solve the problem of child malnutrition please contact Sam Walker on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more at www.mealdash.org/ethicalsourcing