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Food Poverty &
1 in every 156 people in Manchester are now homeless. If you are worried about someone sleeping on the streets, contact Street Support or call 0300 500 0914.
How can you help? Find out.
Simple things you can do?
A lot is obvious but gentle reminders are good sometimes
- Create a non-waste policy in your workplace. There is no need for disposable cups/plates/cutlery anymore. Encourage everyone to bring their own (it doesn’t even have to be a Keep cup).
- Invite those arriving for meetings to refrain from bringing a disposable cup – a gentle reminder. Provide coffee/tea facilities at work instead with an honesty box. Surplus £ goes to a charity/foodbank.
- Encourage restaurants to turn off outdoor heaters when no-one is there
- Ask any car, waiting with their engine on, to turn it off.
- Avoid buying anything in unnecessary packaging. Remind the Manager it’s not necessary (gentle pressure).
- Lower your heating thermometer and reduce the time it’s on either side.
- Don’t waste food! Freeze what you don’t use – or re-heat for next day’s dinner.
- Take a clean container to restaurants and cafes to take uneaten food home. This is lunch the following day saving time, fuel and money. This is the true meaning of BOGOF!
Where to go to change habits!
Unicorn Grocery Workers Cooperative. Chorlton
To buy organic, predominantly UK produced (where possible), loose produce (no packaging). Take your own bags/jars to re-fill nuts, seeds, grains etc. Also, biodegradable cleaning products & shampoo bars etc.
Stitched Up cooperative. Chorlton.
Learn to sew, knit, up-cycle, mend and repair even electrical goods on Repair Surgery days. Love the old.