MotoGP donated more than a tonne of food, which would have otherwise gone to waste, to the local community following the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
As part of an initiative to combat waste whilst benefitting the local community in and around Silverstone, surplus food is donated and distributed amongst local food banks and those in need.
With more than 140,000 fans attending the MotoGP British Grand Prix weekend, that’s a lot of mouths to feed, but that obviously produces a lot of waste which would otherwise end up in landfill.
Towcester Community Larder worked with MotoGP, Silverstone and its partners to collect surplus food with the MotoGP VIP Village contributing 205kg whilst Silverstone’s Pit Stop Café, at the entrance to the paddock, added another 50kg of surplus sandwiches.
A further 332kg of drink and 464kg of food was donated by Severino Catering and MotoGP teams. Severino supply catering services to Dorna Sports staff, as well as a host of teams across the MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 classes, the Clinica Mobile, media partners and MotoGP broadcasters on site. Red Bull, Ducati and Yamaha hospitality suppliers were also key contributors.
The tonne of surplus was supplied to the local community via Towcester Community Larder, with the food already distributed and making a difference to hundreds of people in the local area.
It follows a similar initiative following the Formula 1 British GP, which saw more than two tonnes of surplus food collected and donated to the local community.