Could you help save broccoli from going to waste in Norfolk?

Volunteers taking part in a pear gleaning for Feeback's campaign The Gleaning Network. Photo: Feedba

Volunteers taking part in a pear gleaning for Feeback's campaign The Gleaning Network. Photo: Feedback - Credit: Feedback

An environmental organisation will be embarking on a mission to save vegetables in Norfolk from going to waste this Friday and are seeking last minute volunteers to lend a hand.

Feedback are an environmental group working to eliminate food waste at every level, who specialise in shining a light on the hidden causes of waste across the food supply chain.

On Friday, November 25 the organisation and its volunteers will be headed to Norfolk to salvage broccoli from a farm near Fakenham and redistribute it to FareShare, a charity that aims to fight hunger through the collection of surplus food.

Formed in 2009, Feedback has created various campaigns over the years to help in the fight against food waste, including The Gleaning Network which is what will bring the team to the region this week.

Christina O'Sullivan, Communications Coordinator at Feedback, said: 'Our gleaning network coordinates volunteers, farmers and food redistribution charities to salvage the thousands of tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables that are wasted on farms every year across the UK, and direct this fresh, nutritious food to people in need.

'We find out where food is being wasted, recruit volunteers to help harvest the food and then give it out to charities.'

She added: 'We're still looking for people to help at our glean in Norfolk on Friday, so please do sign up and come along to witness the colossal waste first-hand. It'll be a great social day out for a fantastic cause!'

• Volunteers for tomorrow's glean must be over the age of 18. To sign up visit http://bit.ly/2gDZNmR

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