Food Intercept

Welcome to the official website of the Warwick Food Intercept Project.

Let’s fight food waste together!

What do we do? 

The food industry is one of the worst polluters of all industries. Alone in the UK we through away 4.5 million tonnes of food every year! Resources go into food production alongside with CO2 that is emitted in the entire supply chain. And still, simply put, most of us are guilty for contribute to food waste by lack of food shopping planning, being tempted by discounts etc.
Food Intercept aims to create awareness of the issue around food waste and thereby change consumption patterns.
To address this issue on a local scale, we are collecting perfectly edible food that would otherwise go to waste and transform it in delicious meals in collaboration with our partner Mum’s Kitchen.  
For a fair price, those meals are then sold on campus every Monday at lunch time!

Impact

We have an environmental and social mission!

To reduce food waste and to empower the financial independence of disadvantaged women in Coventry through Mum’s Kitchen!

Last year, we saved over 117 boxes of veggies from going to waste!

How Can You Help?

There are numerous ways of what you can do! First and foremost, start planning when you go food shopping to minimize your own contribution to food waste!

If you want to get involved in our project, here are some options:

  • Come along our weekly stalls and spice up your Monday lunch! Check out our Instagram to get the latest news!
  • Volunteer and help us with collections. Just drop us a message on social media and we can let you know how you can get involved!
  • Get onboard and become a team member! Applications are open at the beginning and end of term! Make sure to keep an eye on those deadlines!

Our Partners

Mum’s Kitchen CIC is an initiative that was introduced to build confidence and reduce social isolation amongst minority women in and around Coventry. These may be women who have been dealt a bad hand in life or simply want to be surrounded by those from a similar background. Our partnership with them will involve our team providing raw fruits and vegetables, which these women will then cook and transform into hot meals, and non perishable items such as chutneys and jams. We will then sell these products on the Warwick Campus, and thus, providing the mums employed with a source of income.

Find us on social media!

Food Intercept with Enactus Warwick

Rohit Talreja
Project Manager
rohit.talreja@warwick.ac.uk
Julian Rocke
Project Manager
j.rocke@warwick.ac.uk