DinnerTime, the community kitchen initiative delivered by Resource Futures’ Community Action Groups (CAG) Project in Oxfordshire, has been named as runner-up in the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) Awards – making it the only event from the UK that made the finals.
The awards, which recognise innovative waste reduction events across Europe, consider criteria including: visibility and communications; good practice and originality; focus on waste prevention; European replicability and long-term/lasting impact. The idea behind DinnerTime is to reclaim unwanted food in the community by making and sharing a meal, decreasing the amount of food thrown away and increasing kitchen and cookery skills.
“We are delighted that DinnerTime has been recognised by the EWWR. It is a reflection of the strength of the partnership working between our project staff, the local community and Oxfordshire County Council that the CAG Project consistently comes up trumps in finding innovative and inclusive approaches to tackling climate change,” said Jane Stephenson, CEO of Resource Futures.
From the data obtained so far, the project estimates that DinnerTime events, on average, result in 32.5kg of avoided food waste, 126kg of avoided carbon emissions, 32.55 cu m of avoided water use and £93.41 saved (£5.84 per person, per event).
Visit www.cagoxfordshire.org.uk for further information