Stopping Food Waste, Feeding Children with Rene Meijer, Food Works
Food Works collects, upcycles and shares surplus food, preventing 7-9 tonnes from being wasted every week. CEO Rene Meijer describes how it achieves this – and what this fantastic social enterprise has been doing this half-term to ensure no child in Sheffield should go hungry.Rene explains how Food Works operates (and has adapted), how it makes ingredients and meals accessible to people and how it earns its income.I also asked Rene how his interest in food and sustainability has been shaped – and pressed him for leadership and management tips. His are well worth reflecting on.Also on the show: Rachel Veitch-Straw (no relation!) of Key Fund on a new capital grants programme for social enterprises (and a brief diversion into brass band music!)Plus I cover the local restrictions business support grant; Sheffield’s Business Response Group and its new Business Recovery Plan; an online shop selling goods from independent traders at The Moor Market and more.Timings:0 - 2:28 introduction2:28 Rene Meijer24:32 The local restrictions business support grant27:01 Rachel Veitch-Straw36:07 Sheffield's Business Recovery Plan; The Moor Market; Printed By Us; wrapping upThis is episode #319 of Business Live – please do leave a rating or review, which helps more people to find it and hear from our fantastic guests.