Nikki Dravers

Food Waste Activist

Nikki is co-founder and Managing Director of REfUSE C.I.C.: a social enterprise based in Chester le Street dedicated to reducing the tremendous amounts of food waste. REfUSE runs a community cafe, a food box scheme, a social supermarket, a catering business and an education initiative all dedicated towards achieving their mission.

All the food that they collect and redistribute would otherwise have been sent to landfill by supermarkets and food retailers: 10-13 tonnes food is redistributed every month. The cafe and supermarket operate on a ‘Pay As You Feel’ basis allowing anyone to use them, paying in money, time or skills. Come hear Nikki’s journey from Durham University to starting up an organisation dedicated to fixing our broken and wasteful food system.