The Bread and Butter Thing: Unleashing the Power of Food – Redistribution Inspiring Regeneration
TBBT works with its partners to unleash the power of food to ignite long-lasting change in struggling neighbourhoods across the UK, and reduce food waste. Across 80+ communities we improve diets, facilitate stronger communities, diminish loneliness, reduce financial stress, offer bespoke support and give our members a voice.
Every week, we save over 100 tonnes of food from being wasted – that’s a million meals a month – and around 190,000kg of CO2, while our 45,000+ members collectively saved over £4.8m annually on their household shopping. In 2022 we supported 14,000 households out of crisis.
Every week, we change lives.
ACS International School Partnerships: STEAM 2022 – Celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths for ALL children.
ACS International Schools took over Thorpe Park and offered 10,000 free tickets to school children. Engaging over 75 companies and 100+ schools. The park was gamified against the National Curriculum with activites from Mercedes F1, The Royal Philharmonic, Intel, Bloodhound Supersonic Car, www.gravity.co etc. Our full impact report with videos, photos, testimonials and impact reports can be seen at www.steam2022.org. This was a free event for everyone to ensure it was accessible for all, with specific access to refugee children, state schools, inner city London children and girls in STEM.
Fair for You & Iceland Foods: Food Club
Iceland Foods partnered with award-winning ethical credit provider Fair for You to deliver interest free micro-loans of £25-£100, empowering financially-excluded families to avoid school holiday food poverty and improve their financial resilience. Harnessing Fair for You’s deep knowledge of financial exclusion, this has led to 92% of customers stopping or reducing their use of food banks, among a range of other financial and health benefits, including an 80% reduction in use of loan sharks, according to independent evaluations. More than 25,000 families across the UK have used the scheme, and that number continues to grow.
SEF Canada: Cerro de San Pedro: Fostering the community’s independence from mining
SEF ran a 3-year program de Desarrollo de Emprendimiento en Cerro de San Pedro after being hired by New Gold to facilitate the community’s independence from mining. Since 2015 we’ve worked with the community on a program to build capacity to work with entrepreneurs, and they continue using our methodology to further robust the local economy. Todos por Cerro de San Pedro Foundation (FTCSP), is a non-profit institution modeled after our structure. The community started with little-to-no businesses within three years 151 new businesses were started. We actively engaged 150+ people and our operations continue to reach 240+ entrepreneurs.