In the winter semester 2023/24, Restlos e.V. will again be selling fruit and vegetable rescue boxes in front of the main entrance to the X building. Restlos e.V. offers fruit and vegetables that are sorted out by wholesalers and retailers mainly due to external blemishes; social projects are carried out with the revenues from the sale.
This semester, the distribution period has changed minimally: it is now always on Tuesdays from 1:30 pm to 3 pm.
The distribution campaign took place for the first time at the university in the winter semester 2022/23 as a trial run. It was piloted at Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences in the Summer semester of 2022.
Both the university and Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences want to set an example against food waste by supporting the campaign as part of their sustainability efforts.
A rescue box, which contains about 7 kg of fruit and vegetables (partly in organic quality), costs 15 € plus deposit for the box or alternatively about 1 € for a cloth bag for the transport of the food.
New: In addition, there is now a small rescue box, with 3.5-4 kg for 8 € plus deposit.
In addition, a vegan bag can be purchased for 5 € , which buyers can assemble themselves on site from healthy products from the Restlos assortment (such as oat milk, oat cream or smoothies).
The rescue boxes and vegan bags are mainly given to pre-orderers*.
A pre-order takes place in each case under:
Orders for the respective week must be received by 10 a.m. on Monday in order to be considered for the following day. Spontaneous purchases are also possible - first come, first served.
The boxes can then be picked up on the respective Tuesday between 15-16:30 pm in the sales tent of Restlos e.V. in front of the Main Entrance of the X Building. Please bring cash with you, Restlos e.V. can change! A list will also be available on the respective sales day to order for the coming week. However, ordering is still possible via the website.