Food Waste Summit

MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Question By: 
James Cleverly
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What key benefits do you anticipate from the recent Team London Youth Summit event on tackling food waste, attended by 300 London schoolchildren?


Answer for Food Waste Summit

Answer for Food Waste Summit

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Through the Team London Young Ambassadors Youth Summit over 500 items were donated to the Waterloo food bank, a basic action that we hope will be repeated across the 12 boroughs that were represented.  The youth summits are designed to recognise and inspire both existing and potential Team London Young Ambassadors, with 90% of previous students stating that they are more likely to volunteer as a result of the confidence and skills that they developed in the workshops.  By gaining a better understanding of local issues, such as food waste, and discussing practical solutions the young people leave with tangible action plans that can be implemented in to their day to day lives. The Youth Summits form part of the wider Team London Young Ambassador Programme which has so far achieved 24,000 young people actively volunteering.