Hannah Crussell's New Entry

This Entry has been submitted.

Hannah Crussell's New Entry: Food wastage and littering after events

London, United Kingdom
Year Founded:
2016
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
Idea
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

By us collecting unwanted and leftover food from large events, it can help feed the homeless and bring them the meals they need to give them life. My aim is to start a small business and purchase a van which will then go and help out at large events.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if you have the chance to help keep people alive?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

It is trying to address the people of Homelessness. People on the streets need meals to keep them alive otherwise they can die of starvation, this is what i am trying to address and solve. It is important to try and care of others as well as yourself. Homeless people have not had the same opportunities as you may have and there is nothing anyone can change about that but if they at least get a normal amount of food it can save their lives.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

I would like to purchase a van which will go to any event and help collect leftover food to then deliver to homeless people and homeless shelters. In order for this to happen I need to get in touch with event companies and hopefully test my idea out to see if it is successful. Materials such as food containers, packaging and plastic cutlery will need to be purchased.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

A homeless person will be able to have a decent prepared meal rather than having to collect money to buy something cheap. The food at events are normally at good quality which will be nice to take to people that have poor quality food on a day to day basis if they are lucky enough.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

All the planning is taking place now, but once I get a few people to give me feedback on this idea I can start to take action. I believe that this can help change lives, the impact won't be large as I am only basing this in London, but i am hoping that others follow the same path to continue this idea in their area then this could have a world wide impact.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

I am hoping people who feel strongly about this social problem will follow the same path in stating up this business too.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

I am hoping this business eventually changes into a charity which will then make us more financially stable as it will be a struggle at first.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

There are charities that help the homeless such as Crisis and Help the Homeless. Each charity differs in their own way, but mine would concentrate on events as I have background knowledge on the events industry which is why I am basing this problem around events.
Team

Founding Story

As I am studying events management, I have experienced events that have a lot of leftover food which is only wasted. When seeing this, I thought to myself I am sure that this food can be used elsewhere especially for the homeless... It didn't seem right to have that nice prepared food to be wasted.

Team

At the moment, it is only myself that is involved in this project, but i am planning to have more people who feel strongly about helping the homeless to get involved.
randomness