Social Enterprise Spotlight - I'm Perfect Foods

Press Release

By Social Enterprise Scotland

Our newest Social Enterprise Spotlight is Irene Mosota and I'mPerfect Foods - a social enterprise that aims to reduce food waste innovatively and responsibly for enhanced environmental and societal benefit. Get in touch with Irene at irenemosota@yahoo.co.uk – check out www.imperfectfoods.co.uk and their list of services. Read and share their Q&A interview below!

Every few weeks we focus on a randomly selected social enterprise member for intense marketing support and promotion. I'mPerfect Foods will feature in all e-bulletins, on our website homepage and on all our social media, alongside other support, reaching thousands of people across Scotland and beyond. Want to star in the Spotlight? Email team@socialenterprisescotland.org.uk.

What’s your social and/or environmental mission? Our mission is to reduce food waste in our current food system innovatively and responsibly for enhanced environmental and societal benefit.

How do you do it? (Client group, practical daily work, customers)
 We develop solutions for food business to identify and address food waste in the value chain. We help put in place food minimisation strategies and training on food waste awareness.

What’s your personal motivation for being a social entrepreneur? To create a business that is the best of the world that is good for  our shared environment and that will help vulnerable members of our community who are food insecure and relying on emergency food supplies.

What are your current projects? We recently developed some recipe with zero waste and other food champions. Find out more here. We have identified a hotel in Edinburgh that we will be helping to understand their food waste. We will be developing a solution for them through our consultancy work.

What exciting things do you have coming up? We are planning a community event to share food and create some exciting recipes with foods that otherwise would have gone to waste. The event will be a mini version of feed the 5000.

Who do you want to work with more? To engage more with our local community to raise awareness on food waste and help our community to reduce food waste.
 
What's your biggest challenge? Being a start-up  that is growing organically means that we are strained on capacity and resources to further our mission.

What top tips would you give to other social enterprises? If you want to fast go alone, but if you want to go far go together. Works with others. Stay focused and be consistent. You will fall again and again - it is what you do after fall that counts. Don’t stay down.

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