Over 100 businesses ‘Step up to the Plate’ to tackle food waste

More than 100 food businesses have committed to halving their food waste by 2030, signing up to the Government’s Step up to the Plate Stop Food Waste Pledge. Welcoming the announcement, FareShare CEO Lindsay Boswell, said: “We’re delighted so many businesses are engaging with the issue of food waste and taking urgent steps to tackle it. Right now, only 8% of edible surplus food in the supply chain ends up on the plates of vulnerable people, with the rest going to animal feed or to anaerobic digestion. The more companies…

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YOU BUY ONE, WE GIVE ONE: Asda and Warburtons launch new promotion that donates food to charity with every sale

In a first of its kind collaboration, Asda and Warburtons are launching a ‘You Buy One, We Give One’ promotion, which will donate food to charities without any additional cost to customers. The trial, on selected Warburtons products available at Asda, means for every participating item purchased by customers, another Warburtons product will be donated on their behalf to the food redistribution charity FareShare.   The initiative is expected to result in over 1 million products being donated to FareShare, which will distribute the food to local charities including foodbanks,…

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Only 7% of surplus food in UK supply chain reaches charities, despite uplift in amount businesses redistribute to good causes

FareShare, the UK’s largest food redistribution charity, has released new figures showing a 27 per cent increase in the amount of food redistributed to frontline charities this year. In 2018/19 the charity redistributed 19,519 tonnes of good quality surplus food that would otherwise have been wasted, enough to create the equivalent of 46.5 million meals for people in need. However, despite this rapid growth, this only represents around 7 per cent of the total amount of the amount of edible food in the supply chain. FareShare’s Chief Executive, Lindsay Boswell,…

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Food banks receive almost £2 million in grants to provide more support to people locked in poverty

More than 90 food banks across the UK have been awarded grants to provide additional support to people in crisis, as the Asda Fight Hunger Create Change partnership between the retailer, the Trussell Trust and FareShare marks its first anniversary As the partnership works to continue tackling the root causes of poverty in the UK, the new grant funding will allow food banks to provide even more vital services to people at the point of crisis. From supplying emergency food parcels to providing on-site debt and money advice, the grants…

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