Hackney Free Food Group: Help stop Hackney food poverty

Food waste is a major issue. We throw away 7.2 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year in the UK, the majority of which could have been eaten.Today people across the Hackney will struggle to feed themselves and their families. Redundancy, illness, benefit delay, debt and paying for the additional costs of heating during winter are just some of the reasons why people go hungry.Hackney free food group connects people who are giving and getting food items for free in their own towns. It’s completely free to join.This group is open to all residents of London borough of Hackney who want to stop the growing crisis of food poverty in Hackney.Visit Hackney free food group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hackneyfreefoodHow Hackney free food group works:You have a tinned meat / fish or rice or milk or tea bags or tinned tomatoes or coffee or tinned vegetables or fruit juice or packet of pasta you were going to throw out.- You join Hackney free food group.- You post an offer on Hackney free food group.- People respond to you if they are interested.- You pick a recipient and arrange for them to collect the food item.- They take the food item away.- You let Hackney free food group know that the food item is no longer available by posting an item TAKEN message to the group.If you need a food item you can request one on Hackney free food group in the same way by posting food WANTED message to the group and if someone has what you’re looking for they will contact you to offer it.Please help feed local people in crisis. The Hackney Free Food Group aim is that no child or adult goes to bed hungry in Hackney.See more stuff at http://www.freegive.co.uk