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Lumi Place C.I.C
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Who We Are

At Lumi Place C.I.C., our passion lies in creating a more sustainable and equitable society in the New Ferry community.

We believe that access to healthy and nutritious food should be a basic human right, and we are committed to making this a reality for all residents, regardless of their financial situation.

Unlike traditional food banks that rely solely on donations, we adopt an innovative approach to addressing food insecurity. By partnering with local supermarkets and food retailers, we are able to collect surplus food that would otherwise go to waste.

This not only helps to reduce food waste but also provides us with a diverse range of fresh produce and non-perishable items to distribute to the community. Every week, we receive an assortment of high-quality food items that are still perfectly good for consumption. From fresh fruits and vegetables to pantry staples such as rice, pasta, and canned goods, our inventory is constantly changing, ensuring a variety of options for our community members. This allows us to address not only their basic nutritional needs but also cater to their individual dietary preferences and restrictions. The concept behind our free food shop is simple yet powerful. Instead of selling the surplus food we collect, we distribute it at no cost to those in need. This approach allows us to empower individuals to make their own choices about the food they consume, promoting dignity and self-sufficiency.

By removing the financial barrier that often limits access to nutritious food, we are able to support the health and well-being of our community.

Lumi Place C.I.C. is more than just a place to pick up food. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive space that fosters a sense of community and belonging. In addition to our free food shop, we offer various programs and initiatives aimed at promoting sustainability and empowering individuals.

These include cooking classes, nutrition workshops, and community gardens, which provide opportunities for learning, skill development, and social interaction.

One of our core values is collaboration. We firmly believe that creating lasting change requires collective efforts and cooperation. We actively collaborate with local organizations, businesses, and community groups to expand our impact and address the root causes of food insecurity.

By working together, we can build a stronger, more resilient, and more sustainable community.

We understand that food insecurity is a complex issue with multiple underlying factors. Poverty, unemployment, and lack of affordable housing are just a few of the challenges that contribute to this problem. That is why we are committed to addressing these systemic issues through advocacy and by providing resources and support to those in need. We believe that by addressing the root causes of food insecurity, we can create a more just and equitable society for all.

At Lumi Place C.I.C., our mission is clear: to ensure that everyone in the New Ferry community has access to healthy and nutritious food. We are driven by a deep passion to make a difference and create a more sustainable future. Join us in our journey towards a more equitable society, where no one goes hungry and everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Together, we can build a community that is resilient, compassionate, and nourished.

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At Lumi Place C.I.C., we are passionate about working with the New Ferry community to create a more sustainable and equitable society.

We are a Free Food shop that operates differently from a Food Bank.

Instead of relying on donations, we partner with supermarkets and other food retailers to collect food surplus and distribute it to the community for free.

Every week, we receive a variety of fresh produce and non-perishable items that are too good to go to waste.

Our mission is to ensure that everyone has access to healthy and nutritious food, regardless of their financial situation.

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Want more details about what we do? Scroll below to find stories and the latest updates about how our work is helping make an impact. We invite you to learn more about our efforts and help spread the word about our important cause.

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Lumi PLace CIC

Because we care about the community.

21 January 2024

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Period Poverty
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December 2023

Food Waste in UK

Truly Top-Notch

  • A third of all food produced globally is thrown away

  • The UK wastes approximately 9.52 million tonnes of food every year.

  • This total is enough to feed upwards of 30 million people a year, yet 8.4 million live in food poverty in the UK

  • WRAP estimates that 70% of food waste comes from households (6.7 million tonnes), 16% from manufacturers, 12% from hospitality and food services, and 2% from the retail industry.

  • 6.4 million tonnes (67%) of this wasted food could have been eaten! In UK households, it’s estimated that this number climbs to as high as 70%.

  • The value of food wasted by UK households each year is estimated to be around £14 billion.

  • The average household spends £470 on food that ends up in the bin every year.

  • The UK produces the largest amount of food waste in Europe

  • The hospitality and food service sector (including restaurants, hotels, and catering) generates around 920,000 tonnes of food waste annually.

  • The retail sector in the UK contributes around 270,000 tonnes of food waste each year, with supermarkets being a major source.

  • Only 7% of the total food surplus in the UK retail and manufacturing sectors is currently being redistributed.

  • Food waste in the UK generates approximately 25 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually, contributing to climate change.

  • On average, each person in the UK wastes around 70 kg of food per year, which is equivalent to 140 meals.

  • The UK government has set a target to reduce food waste by 20% by 2025 and WRAP wants to get to 50% by 2030.

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