Friday 23 March 2018

University's 'souper' fundraising

Disco Soup 2018

We'd like to thank groups from the University of Warwick, who recently came together to raise funds for us, at an event called 'Disco Soup'

On the 8th March, the university's student societies RAWKUS and ENACTUS alongside Warwick Conferences and Sustainability Teams, ran a food waste education event as part of city wide Green Week 2018, which also raised funds for Emmaus Coventry & Warwickshire.

The 'Disco Soup’ event was held at Broadgate in Coventry City Centre, with an aim to educate people on the amount of food surplus that ends up in the bin when it can still be used.

The organisers took food that is perfectly edible but that would otherwise have ended up in the bin (food was donated by Sidwells), to make 60 litres of vegan soup. This was then given away to passers-by, with a suggested donation to our charity.

It’s great to be involved in such a worthwhile project, collaborating with Emmaus, student population and the local community to help and support those who really need it.”

Warwick Conferences

This is such a fantastic event, bringing together a number of groups in our community that do not usually work together. With Food Poverty such an issue in Coventry it is important for people to know how to avoid surplus food and understand the impact on our environment of wasting food at all points of its life, from production to bin. I would recommend everyone looks at WRAP’s Love Food, Hate Waste website as well as the new Feeding Coventry Food Charter.”

David Chapman, Sustainability Champion

'Disco Soup' raised £87.92 for Emmaus Coventry & Warwickshire - all helping to ensure we continue our work to support some of the most vulnerable members of society.

If your organisation or business would like to raise funds for us, please don't hesitate to get in touch.