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Food Rescue Volunteers

Welcome to Food Rescue Volunteers!



Do you want to...

Reduce food waste on campus?
Improve food accessibility?
Support other students through the cost-of-living crisis?
Help improve the overall sustainability at the University of Leicester?


As a society, we work together to collect food that the campus outlets can no longer sell because of their sell-by dates and deliver them to the community kitchen (in the Percy Gee Building), for students to take for free!

We run as a low-commitment society, expecting each member to cover at least one shift (approx. 15 - 30 minutes) – the time it will take you to collect, deliver and record the food.

And the BONUS is... as a member you get first choice of the food in the fridge!


In our first year as a student group (2023/2024), we have saved over 2600 food items that were almost 470kg in total! 


If you would like to get involved, please purchase a free standard membership on this page and get in touch via email at


Quotes from Volunteers:


"An eye-opening and a hopeful one"            "Great, glad to be part of it"              "It is amazing"

                   "Amazing idea with a fantastic committee and wonderful volunteers!"       

 "Nice"                                 "It is quite a rewarding experience"                               "Valuable"

             "Something that makes me feel happy about being able to help someone"     


Meet Your 2024/2025 Committee:

President: Zihua Wang (

Treasurer: Ishwaq Ali (

Wellbeing and Inclusion Ambassador: Khadeejah Pirzada (

Publicity Secretary: Zilan Wang (


Follow us on Instagram: @uolfoodrescue



Some of our numerous collections in our first year (2023/2024) running as a student group:


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University of Leicester
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