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Planet Food York Wins Prestigious Social Responsibility Award

Wednesday, 15 May 2024 14:51

By Barbara Constable

Planet Food Team

On Thursday 9th May, Rosie Baker and Avril Walker-Lyne, representing the Planet Food York team, won their category 'Outstanding Alumni Contribution to Social Responsibility' at the 10th annual Making a Difference Awards at a ceremony held in Manchester.

Co-founder of Planet Food York (@planetfoodyork) a surplus food rescue & redistribution community project based at Southlands Community Centre, Rosie graduated from University of Manchester in 2005, making her eligible to enter this new alumni category of award.

Their entry was endorsed by York St John's Institute of Social Justice's Catherine Heinemeyer who said:

"We congratulate everyone at Planet Food and thank them for contributing to our students' LIving Lab projects, sharing our values and aims for building a better food system."

Rosie said:

"Everyone who works, volunteers, supports and enjoys 0-waste produce from Planet Food, deserves this award together. We challenge industrial, wasteful food systems, we reduce carbon, we bring health and happiness to local people - I am very proud of all the team has done and this award shows your true value."

University of Manchester, is number one in the UK and Europe and number two in the world for social and environmental impact (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023) relating to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.


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