Who are we and what are we doing?
This is Laurel Bakery and we are trying to save food from ending up in landfill. We are working with the Real Junk Food Project, who are located in Twickenham, to give food to the community for a small donation. The RJFP has saved 3.5 tonnes of food - every week, we save around 40kg. The money raised will be used for the upkeep of the stall, and will be donated to the charity.
Where can you find us?
Every Wednesday, we open our stall to the community at 3:15pm. You can find us at "Laurel's Secret Garden", which is between the Upper Phase gate and the staff car park on Victoria Road.
All we ask for is a donation of at least 20p.
Wednesday 21st April 2021
Food saved: 45kg
Customers served: 37
This was the best week for customers served so far! We loved seeing so many people and enjoying the warm weather. It was a great way to start the new term!
Thank you to everyone who visited!
Wednesday 28th April 2021
Food saved: 35kg
Customers served: 43
We reached a new record number of customers, despite the cold and damp weather. It must have been down to the yummy tins of soup that were donated to us! The weather didn't dampen our spirits though, and we had lots of fun, as always.
Thank you to everyone who came along to keep us feeling cheerful!
Wednesday 5th May 2021
Food saved: 6x crates (est. 60kg)
Customers served: 73
For the third week in a row, we have reached a new record number of customers! Thank you to everyone who visited this week. Despite a drizzly start, the weather was on our side and we managed to stay dry. Someone very generously donated £10 - thank you very much!
We really enjoyed doing the bread stall today - see you all next week!
Wednesday 12th May 2021
Food saved: 6x crates
Customers served: 71
It was a nice sunny afternoon. We saw some new faces, as well as some regulars. For the first time, we got some eggs, which were really popular and flew away! We didn't quite manage to set a new record of customers, but we hope to do that next week! Thank you to everyone who came along and supported us.
Due to the current climate, we have tried to make our stall as safe as possible. We ask any customers to use sanitiser on the way in, we welcome customers to wear masks, and we monitor the number of people visiting at any time.