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Inspired by His Majesty King Charles III

The Coronation Food Project is a ground-breaking response to an urgent and growing challenge – how can we reduce waste whilst also reducing hunger?

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Food need is as real and urgent a problem as food waste - and if a way could be found to bridge the gap between them, then it would address two problems in one. To mark my 75th birthday in this Coronation year, it is my greatest hope that the Coronation Food Project will find practical ways to do just that.
His Majesty King Charles III

The story so far

His Majesty The King has been a champion of the circular economy, farming communities and increasing our food security for many decades.

In December 2022, supported by a personal donation from His Majesty, a £1million fund was launched. Through this fund, over 800 commercial fridges and freezers were distributed to key locations across all four nations of the UK. Together they are helping food charities rescue tonnes of additional fresh and frozen surplus food every week – food that was at risk of being wasted. This first initiative highlighted the urgent need to do more.

In November 2023 we launched the Coronation Food Project which seeks to tackle food waste and food insecurity across all four nations of the United Kingdom.

The Project aims to support the 13 million people in the UK experiencing food insecurity by targeting all forms of waste in the food supply chain and building on the food industry’s existing initiatives to redistribute surplus food to charities. Food charities and community groups are continuing to face increasing demands from more people struggling to make ends meet.

We want to work with the food industry and food charities to support the amazing efforts of many organisations, large and small, working to reduce food waste and food insecurity.

Support us

The Coronation Food Project will be made possible through the generous support of individuals, corporate partners and trusts and foundations.

We are very grateful to the following members of the Project’s Development Committee for their support in raising funds for this initiative: Dori Dana-Haeri (Chair), Lady Sophie Hamilton, Jonathan Berger, Anna Valentine, Lord Marks of Hale and Katy Wellesley Wesley.

Dori said ‘I was astonished by the scale of both food waste and food poverty in the UK, so I wanted to do something practical to help and I am delighted to be volunteering for the Coronation Food Project. If you share our mission to reduce food waste and feed more communities in need, we’d welcome you on board as a donor or partner.’ 

How the Project is managed

The Coronation Food Project was inspired by His Majesty King Charles III and is hosted by His Charitable Fund, KCCF.

The Project’s Founder is Baroness Casey of Blackstock CB DBE who is also a Trustee of KCCF.

The project is led by Executive Chair, Dame Martina Milburn DCVO CBE with the support of an Advisory Board and Project Manager Pooja Shah.