Bounceback Food is a social enterprise that aims to tackle food poverty in Manchester by selling a range of organic pasta, rice and tinned food on a ‘one for you, one for society’ basis. We match every product sold with a like for like donation to FareShare Greater Manchester who distribute the food amongst their 130 beneficiary organisations (food banks, community food projects etc.). Annually, they help provide 700,000 meals from surplus and donated food. We believe that you should only donate quality in-date food that you’d be willing to eat yourself.
I’ve been developing the idea during evenings and at weekends since October after successfully pitching the concept to the School for Social Entrepreneurs (http://www.the-sse.org/) and getting on their Start Up programme. Bounceback Food launched in December at Broughton Christmas Market where I was able to sell and therefore donate our first 50 products just in time for Christmas. The support I’ve received from MMU has been fantastic throughout the start-up process.
In January, Bounceback Food will be trading at Altrincham Market on the 17th , 24th , 25th and 31st from 10am – 5pm in the 19th century covered hall. Altrincham Market features a mix of regional food producers, vintage fashion and furniture retailers, home house & garden stockists and contemporary craft stalls. There’s also the recently refurbished Market House building that’s now home to 10 independent quality food operators.
Don’t worry if you can’t make the market! You can also place orders for our range of organic pasta, rice and tinned food online at www.bouncebackfood.co.uk, follow Bounceback Food’s story on Twitter @BouncebackFood or find us on Facebook.