King Charles to celebrate 75th birthday with anti-waste project
King Charles to celebrate 75th birthday with ambitious anti-waste project aiming to deliver 200mn meals a year
- Charles will unveil Coronation Food Project to coincide with his landmark day
The King will mark his 75th birthday with an anti-waste initiative reflecting his growing concerns about food poverty in Britain.
Charles will unveil the Coronation Food Project to coincide with his landmark day on November 14 after making an undisclosed substantial private donation to start the venture.
Eight food hubs will be launched across the nation with the first four opening in London, Liverpool, Glasgow and Northern Ireland.
Charles will unveil the Coronation Food Project to coincide with his landmark day on November 14
Others will follow in Cardiff, Leeds, Birmingham and Milton Keynes. Dame Martina Milburn will oversee the project after finishing her tenure as chief executive of The Prince’s Trust, the charity Charles set up to help young people.
The King is focusing on the issue as Britain throws away more food than any other European country.
The Coronation Food Project would last for five years and aim to provide 200million meals a year
Dame Martina was asked earlier this year to explore ways of reducing the 12million tons of food wasted each year in the UK and help the estimated 14million Britons living in food poverty.
The Coronation Food Project would last for five years and aim to provide 200million meals a year as well as necessities for keeping food fresh such as refrigerators.
Dame Martina said: ‘I was really surprised and all the charities we have contacted to date have said the same thing – we have a waiting list of organisations who want the food.’
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