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A day in the life at Bounceback

27 October 2022

Duncan Swainsbury graduated from the BA Economics and Business Management at the Business School in 2013. A year later Duncan founded Bounceback, which is a is a non-profit organisation based in North West England, providing a community cookery school that is fighting back against food poverty.

Bounceback operates on a ‘buy one, give one’ foodbank donation drives at local markets in North West England to support partner foodbanks. The company do this by running cooking classes in community settings and providing hot nutritious meals to vulnerable groups including stroke survivors, young carers, foodbank beneficiaries and elderly people living in sheltered accommodation.
Bounceback also offer online support to the community through their Cooking and Nutrition Portal. This gives users the opportunity to access recipes, meal planning and budgeting tips.
A campaign that Bounceback are currently celebrating is their annual Reversal Advent Calendar, where supporters donate food items to foodbanks across the UK in the lead up to Christmas. The campaign goes live on Monday 7 November, so make sure you check out their website to get all the details of how you can get involved.
Duncan standing in kitchen wearing his Bounceback uniform and apron.

Watch the video below and see what Duncan and the team get up to at the company and how they are working with their community to fight food poverty.

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