Bringing Community Together with Food
Elis graduated from the London South Bank University studying International Tourism & Hospitality Management with a focus on sustainability. Over distance, she also did Sustainable Destination Management run by the George Washington University. She worked in New Zealand and Papua New Guinea before moving to Jersey in 2014. Elis worked at the Statistics Unit at the States of Jersey and retrained as an HR after but she always knew that office jobs were not for her as they were not allowing her to make her a real difference to the environment and community. Elis has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for food, food waste and sustainability. She discovered OLIO – the Food Sharing Revolution online and kick-started it in Jersey in May 2017 leaving her full-time HR job in September 2017 to be able to follow her dream of making a difference via reducing food waste and helping people.
Elis runs the team of 55 volunteers in Jersey and now also the team of 25 in Guernsey, sharing tonnes of surplus food from over 40 businesses with the locals as well as charities. She was nominated for the Pride of Jersey Awards 2017 and 2018 for the Environmentalist of the Year and got to the finals.