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A year of food waste revolution and radical thought

At the end of our first year of being totally pay-what-you-can and on the eve of our 10th anniversary, our Chair, Binki Taylor, reflects: ‘Thanks to the amazing commitment of our staff, volunteers and patrons, the Brixton Pound Cafe has made a considerable contribution to the food waste revolution in 2018. From a standing start in January 2018, they have expanded their knowledge, honed valuable skills and learnt to run a radical community business using surplus food. Most impressively of all, the cafe has welcomed 18,000 extraordinary customers, saved 3.2 tonnes of produce from landfill and created 11,500 pay-what-you-can meals.

‘On the brink of the 10th anniversary of the Brixton Pound, the cafe has become a significant local influencer, helping people think differently about the value of food as a tool for social inclusion. 2019 is sure to provide a host of opportunities for the team to share this unique expertise further into the communities that will benefit most. I can’t wait to see how it will all unfold.’

Catering with less waste and more delicious

You can now hire the Brixton Pound for catering events: snacks for talks and workshops, hot meals for community meetings, buffets at art exhibitions, one-pots for corporate events. Whatever your budget, let us feed your guests using some of the finest ingredients saved from landfill. Our inventive veggie and vegan menu is inspired by the donated ingredients we receive, and executed by our talented team.

Surplus food workshops

We can also deliver on- or off-site workshops for five to 15 people, teaching practical techniques for making dishes from surplus and preserving leftovers. Whether you’d like a pickling workshop, fermentation demonstration or cooking class, we have skills-based learning programmes to suit your organisation.

Contact Cafe Manager Sean for quotes and enquires on kitchen@brixtonpound.org or 07985 773109