King Charles to celebrate 75th birthday with ambitious anti-waste project aiming to deliver 200mn meals a year
- Charles will unveil the Coronation Food Project to mark his important day
The King will mark his 75th birthday with an anti-waste initiative that reflects his growing concern about food poverty in Britain.
Charles will unveil the Coronation Food Project to mark his big day on November 14, after making an undisclosed substantial private donation to start the venture.
Eight food hubs will be launched across the country, with the first four opening in London, Liverpool, Glasgow and Northern Ireland.
Charles will unveil the Coronation Food Project to mark his milestone day on November 14
Others will follow in Cardiff, Leeds, Birmingham and Milton Keynes. Dame Martina Milburn will oversee the project after ending her term as CEO of The Prince’s Trust, the charity Charles set up to help young people.
The king is focusing on this issue as Britain throws away more food than any other European country.
The Coronation Food Project would last five years and should provide 200 million meals per year
Dame Martina was asked earlier this year to explore ways to reduce Britain’s 12 million tonnes of food waste per year and help the estimated 14 million Britons living in food poverty.
The Coronation Food Project would last five years and aim to deliver 200 million meals a year, as well as supplies to keep food fresh, such as refrigerators.
Dame Martina said: ‘I was really surprised and all the charities we have contacted so far have said the same thing – we have a waiting list of organizations that want the food.’