An increasing number of local people are experiencing food insecurity. The cost of living crisis in Brighton & Hove saw an 18% rise in food bank use in 2022. During the same period there was a 69% drop in money and food donations.
Meanwhile, in private gardens, communal spaces and commercial orchards tonnes of fruit can go unpicked each year. Good food can end up completely unused or as compost or animal feed.
Brighton Permaculture Trust has a solution: our Scrumped in Sussex project uses local fruit that might otherwise go to waste. With a team of volunteers we take apples and pears gleaned from Sussex gardens and orchards and turn it into delicious juice. We process 30 tonnes of fruit per year that might otherwise have been wasted.
Using produce that is grown on our doorstep reduces food miles & waste and is one of the ways we can reduce carbon emissions that contribute to the climate crisis.
In response to the current cost of living crisis we want to provide 3,500 bottles of our delicious and healthy apple juice to people struggling to put food on the table, via our partners FareShare Sussex.
To do that, we need your help.
Double your donation, double your impact
We’re excited to announce that Brighton Permaculture Trust has been selected to participate in the Big Give’s Green Match Fund. This means that donations made to our campaign during the week 20 -27 April will be doubled!
Our target total is £5,000. This will enable us to supply 3,500 bottles of apple juice (330ml) to FareShare Sussex for distribution to those in need.
3,500 households that are struggling to put food on the table will enjoy our natural, locally produced juice. This in turn will help us continue our work, bringing people together to tackle food waste and raising awareness of the great food resources on our doorstep.
Help us bring some bottled sunshine into peoples homes to brighten up their day!
Please donate via our Big Give fundraising page between 20th and 27th April to double your donation: