Surplus food cooks up into a feast at first city supper club

The first Surplus Supper Club warmed the iciest of evenings in Wolverton.

MK Community Fridge working in collaboration with MK Christian Foundation launched the very first supper club in an effort to highlight the problem of food waste.

Volunteers welcomed more than 100 diners to enjoy a three-course vegetarian feast made from surplus food collected from individuals and businesses across the city.

Guests were invited to share quality food prepared and frozen over many weeks by the young trainees at Think Food and lovingly cooked by award winning Safia Ali of Saf’s Kitchen. Pumpkin and lentil soup was followed by a choice of two curries, and dessert. There was no charge for the meal but diners could leave a donation for the fridge project.

Helen Innes, Fridge Co-ordinator, said: “Surplus Supper Clubs are another way to share quality food and build stronger bonds in our community. We’re absolutely delighted with the response to our first event.”

The team are planning monthly pop-up events throughout 2018 in collaboration with a venue and a food professional using unwanted food collected by the project.

MK Community Fridge has two fridges and a freezer in the foyer of The Old Bath House, Wolverton, staffed and open Monday to Friday 7pm-9pm and Thursday 11am-1pm. The project launched in the summer and has already collected and shared over four tonnes of food. Visit www.mkcommunityfridge.org