Recent Work

WHAT WE DO

 

The Ugly Fruit Group is a social enterprise founded as an Enactus project by students at Durham University in 2019. Through our three pillars, Reusing, Donating and Educating we aim further our philosophy of fighting hunger by reducing food waste.

Reuse

Donate

Educate

So far we have...

Saved

300kg

of fruit and veg.

Donated

120

produce boxes.

Provided

1080

fruit and veg supplements

THE PROBLEM

 

Now more than ever before there is an inconsistency in the food ecosystem: over 800 million people world-wide go to bed hungry everyday, yet food waste is reaching unprecedented levels. The situation in the UK can be summarised by these 5 facts:

70%

In the UK

of fruit and veg is thrown away.

40%

of fruit and veg is wasted on aesthetics alone.

In the UK

2%

In the UK

of families used a food bank in 2019.

10%

In the UK

of children live in severe food insecurity.

50%

Food bank parcels provide almost

less than the recomended amount of vit. A,C, D and E.

MEET THE TEAM

 

Josh Cash

Project Founder

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Elisabetta Sakiotis

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Edmondo Strada

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Julie Jongen

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Hannah Foehr

Chloe Elliott

Jasmine Ross

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Elizabeth Marney

Rosie Christian-Cox

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GET INVOLVED!

 

Do you have a large amount of fruit or vegetables you'd like to donate? Or are you interested in finding out more about our project?

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