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1% Abundance Manchester

Abundance Manchester is great local community project that harvests fruit and veg from people’s gardens and allotments that would otherwise be wasted, and re-distributes it (mostly in bike trailers) to people who can make good use of it. Projects that they distribute to include homeless shelters, community cafés and asylum seeker groups.

The project provides a practical answer to the waste that can happen when people have ‘gluts’ of a particular crop, or just can’t use all their garden bounty! It also connects diverse groups of people though sharing out produce, and provides participants with an excuse to climb apple trees! Importantly, it also aims to demonstrate just how much is potential there is for feeding ourselves in cities, cutting food miles and re-connecting people with their food and immediate environment.
  
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  Some of the projects we support

4% - Soil for Life - Established in 2002, Soil for Life assists Township communities in South Africa to overcome hunger and poverty through the establishment of food gardens. 

4% - NEED Burma - Burma’s Network for Environment and Economic Development works with people across all ethnic groups to build a stronger civil society that empowers rural communities to develop sustainable futures.

4% - CELUCT - have been working for over 20 years to create sustainable, agro-ecological farming practices to tackle food insecurity in Zimbabwe.

1% - Middlewood Trust - The Middlewood Trust is based in Lancashire and was set up 30 years ago to provide education and research into sustainable living and food production, low impact lifestyles and ecosystems.

1% - St. John's Sunshine - is a community co-operative in Old Trafford which generates solar energy for a community centre and uses the revenue to benefit local people.

View some of the other projects we've supported

 
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