Waste not, want not…

We save, share, grow and cook food to nourish the community...sustainably. The food we eat should be less costly for the environment and our pockets.

We work to reduce the amount of food that ends in landfill, from collecting surplus food to share with the community, to promoting environmental issues through our talks and in our eco gardens.

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Passionate about saving food

Our aim is to reduce the amount of food that ends in landfill, as well promoting how to make the most of the food in our kitchen through food demo’s. We also grow plants sustainably in our eco gardens.

Seven days a week, at all times of day or evening, our volunteers collection team – Revolution Zero – collect surplus produce food and other items from shops, restaurants and farms to share with the community in Northampton. It is shared between our projects and other partners according to what the type of food, drink, non food or plants. 

Foodkind’s not-for-profit projects are :

  • ‘Bags of Good’ foodbank for families at risk;
  • ‘Revolution Zero’ food rescuers 
  • ‘Shop Zero’ surplus store for the community;
  • ‘Waste not’ food demos to make the most of your shopping;
  • ‘For the Bees Eco gardens:’ climate & wildlife friendly club.

At the start of the pandemic, when our three community cafes and two shops closed, we had requests to help night shelters, charities and refuges whose food supplies dried up overnight. The CIC pivoted in days to sharing all its collected food surplus with up to 12 food banks and new mutual aid groups in Northampton and Kettering, at no cost to them.

Our volunteers worked, despite the risk, to collect and deliver food out to so many projects… supplying tens of thousands of meals for people in our community at their time of need. Since then, the Bags of Good team have continued to share packaged food parcels for people in need via referral from support workers for families in crisis.

Our volunteer collectors, goods handlers and shop assistants are trained to transport and store food safely and we set ourselves high standards in running our hub and pop-ups. Those that lead our chef talks and gardening club are experienced and passionate environmentalists.

We have also set up and run emergency foodbanks in schools and churches or assisted organisations to work with food safely. 

Lorry loads of perfectly edible food ends up in landfill every minute. We believe in a sustainable system – and one where our community does not go hungry.

Foodkind C.I.C. is a private company limited by guarantee without share capital registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 10431992 . Registered office: 27 Lime Avenue, Northampton NN3 2HA

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Our volunteers are crucial: they collect food from supermarkets; process and store produce in our shops and stalls; cook or serve meals or help with events. If you can spare some time, please do get in touch.

07942 735388

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Help our supply chain

We are supported by a range of high street names, but also receive produce from smaller shops, restaurants and caterers, as well as large food producers and those with allotments or smallholdings. We welcome new suppliers.

07942 735388