Two design students and a recent graduate from the London College of Communication (LCC) hosted a three-course dinner at the College canteen last Friday (16 March) to thank people in the food industry, creatives and sponsors for supporting their ingenious food waste project, Food for Good. The meal, cooked on site by a team of chefs, was made from unwanted food collected by the students from London shops and restaurants.
Martina Giulianelli, Chiara Astuti currently studying BA Graphic and Media Design at LCC and Anna Cennamo, a recent graduate, are the founders of Food for Good. Their aim is to redistribute unwanted food from shops and restaurants to those in need. The Italian trio came up with the project idea after Giulianelli highlighted how much food was thrown away from her workplace in London.
“I would bring the food home and share it , but we thought, as much as we might need it, there are other people who might not have access to food who would need it. That was the inspiration,” she said.
Before sitting down to dinner, guests heard a presentation from Food for Good and food waste campaigner Tristam Stewart (pictured above). Menu highlights included pumpkin and prosciutto soup, vegetable risotto and fish pie inspired jacket potatoes!
The project was developed when the students undertook the Diploma in Professional Studies year in Industry 2011-12, allowing them to develop a ‘good’ self initiated project. Sarah Temple suggested routes to seed funding application and the girls successfully received first funding last year when they won a £2,000 grant from UnLtd, a charity that supports social entrepreneurs. The grant allowed Food for Good to afford the first food collection containers and the cost of renting a van for transportation, so far they have delivered food to over 200 people.
The girls hope to get more funding in the near future to continue doing something they believe in, below is a video of them in action!
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