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Bounceback Food

2013 graduate Duncan is using the 'buy one, give one' model to make a difference in the community!

About Bounceback Food CIC

Bounceback Food CIC is an award-winning social enterprise. We're fighting food poverty by teaching people how to cook and donating food to foodbanks.

Since starting out in November 2014 they've:

  • donated 7,000+ items of food to foodbanks
  • taught 900+ people how to cook healthy meals from around the world using the ‘buy one, give one’ model

Within their community cookery school, this means that every person who pays to join a course also funds a free place for somebody referred to them from a local foodbank or third sector organisation.

At market events, they sell a range of food including:

  • pasta
  • rice
  • soup
  • tinned food

This is done using the same principle: the equivalent item bought by a member of the public is also donated to the nearest foodbank.

Headquarters location: Manchester

Number of employees: Four


Five-year vision: To ensure that people in the UK affected by food poverty can access nutritious meals and learn how to cook.

Business accolades: TEDx Talk: Let's End UK Food Poverty

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