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  • The Jansen Foundation - Food Poverty
  • The Jansen Foundation - Sanitation

WELCOME TO

THE JANSEN FOUNDATION

HELPING TO ADDRESS THE ISSUES SURROUNDING FOOD POVERTY, FOOD INSECURITY AND URBAN AND RURAL SANITATION IN THE UK AND INDIA

FOOD WASTE & FOOD POVERTY

UK & INDIA

Every year, 100,000 tonnes of readily available and edible food from the UK’s retail and food manufacturing sector is wasted, equivalent to 250 million meals going uneaten. Additionally, some 1.5m Britons went entire days without eating during the height of the Covid-19 lockdown and with the recessionary trends and increased fuel/energy prices many more people are finding themselves unable to afford the most basic essentials to feed themselves. The number of UK adults wo cant afford to buy food has doubled in the past 15 years.

Food waste and food poverty are global issues and whilst many are doing their utmost to help in these areas, the startling fact is that a third of all food produced worldwide ends up being discarded – a startling figure. From distribution of food that would otherwise go to waste, through to provision of basic foods to those most in need, there is so much more that can be done. We hope to be able to provide assistance in helping resolve some of these issues both in the UK and in India.

There are many wonderful organisations already doing what they can to help. The major supermarkets are genuinely making big strides in reducing the food they send to waste and have partnered up with a number of charitable organisations to help get this food to the mouths that need it most. And of course, the smaller charities offer an equally important service, whether that is distributing food donated from the public or beavering away in kitchens to ensure that hot, nutritional meals are available when required.

So, we are actively seeking out those areas where there might be a particular service that is lacking or a common need between local organisations that we could provide for.

STARTLING STATS
0
children experienced food insecurity in September 2022
0
meals delivered to Londoners by The Felix Project in 2022
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million tonnes of food are thrown away in the UK every year
0%
food prices increased n the 12 months up to January 2023, a 45-year high.

Every year, 100,000 tonnes of readily available and edible food from the UK’s retail and food manufacturing sector is wasted, equivalent to 250 million meals going uneaten. Additionally, some 1.5m Britons went entire days without eating during the height of the Covid-19 lockdown and with the recessionary trends and increased fuel/energy prices many more people are finding themselves unable to afford the most basic essentials to feed themselves. The number of UK adults wo cant afford to buy food has doubled in the past 15 years.

Food waste and food poverty are global issues and whilst many are doing their utmost to help in these areas, the startling fact is that a third of all food produced worldwide ends up being discarded – a startling figure. From distribution of food that would otherwise go to waste, through to provision of basic foods to those most in need, there is so much more that can be done. We hope to be able to provide assistance in helping resolve some of these issues both in the UK and in India.

There are many wonderful organisations already doing what they can to help. The major supermarkets are genuinely making big strides in reducing the food they send to waste and have partnered up with a number of charitable organisations to help get this food to the mouths that need it most. And of course, the smaller charities offer an equally important service, whether that is distributing food donated from the public or beavering away in kitchens to ensure that hot, nutritional meals are available when required.

So, we are actively seeking out those areas where there might be a particular service that is lacking or a common need between local organisations that we could provide for.

URBAN & RURAL SANITATION

INDIA

The Jansen Foundation - Sanitation

The Jansen Foundation is keen to assist in improving urban and rural sanitation in India to help improve the lives of many where simple necessities such as clean running water are often not available. We will be looking to help NGOs and charitable organisations in new and existing projects that can make a huge difference to the lives of people in urban and rural areas.

As millions of Indians migrate to cities, the demand for clean water and sewage treatment will grow five to seven times over the next ten years. The poor and vulnerable will continue to suffer the worst consequences of inadequate sanitation with ailing children, uneducated girls, loss of livelihood and declining income levels.

In India it is estimated that 17 percent of the urban population currently has no access to any sanitary facilities at all, while 50–80 percent of wastewater is disposed of without any treatment

STARTLING STATS
0%
of sewage in India goes untreated*
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Indians affected by water borne diseases**
0%
of India’s GDP was lost due to inadequate sanitation in 2015***

*National Inventory of Sewage Treatment Plants, Central Pollution Control Board of India, 2021
**Drinking Water Quality in Rural India : Issues and Approaches, WaterAid India
***Truecost of Sanitation Report, 2016 , Lixil Foundation, Oxford Economicx, WaterAid India

The Jansen Foundation is keen to assist in improving urban and rural sanitation in India to help improve the lives of many where simple necessities such as clean running water are often not available. We will be looking to help NGOs and charitable organisations in new and existing projects that can make a huge difference to the lives of people in urban and rural areas.

As millions of Indians migrate to cities, the demand for clean water and sewage treatment will grow five to seven times over the next ten years. The poor and vulnerable will continue to suffer the worst consequences of inadequate sanitation with ailing children, uneducated girls, loss of livelihood and declining income levels.

In India it is estimated that 17 percent of the urban population currently has no access to any sanitary facilities at all, while 50–80 percent of wastewater is disposed of without any treatment

OTHER GREAT ORGANISATIONS

There are so many fantastic organisations doing what they can to reduce food waste, supply food to those in need and to increase the quality or urban and rural sanitation.  Listed below are a few of the major players We know we are just a small piece of the jigsaw and look forward to helping to contribute to these worthy causes.

Fareshare

Fareshare

Akshaya Patra

The Felix Project

The Felix Project

Food Foundation

The Food Foundation

Bread and Butter Thing

Trussell Trust

Food Bank Aid

Food Aid Bank

Neighbourly

Neighborly

Dasra

Outofdate

Guardians of Grub

Guardians of Grub

Satwikam
Food

UNSOLICITED APPLICATIONS

Please note that The Jansen Foundation does not accept unsolicited applications for funding and the areas that receive our time and money are decided by our board of trustees following intensive research and due diligence to ensure the causes are not only worthwhile but will use any funding responsibly. As our funding strategy develops we will provide further information.