BerryWorld marks Zero Waste Week by celebrating 400k meals’ milestone of fruit diverted to vulnerable people

To mark Zero Waste Week BerryWorld have launched a food waste awareness campaign to call attention to the importance of cutting down waste, and celebrate their latest milestone – delivering 400 thousand meals’ worth of fruit to FareShare. “We are immensely proud to have reached this milestone with our growers. It’s great to know that only this year our out of spec fruit has supported over 1,300 charities and community groups in providing healthy meals to vulnerable individuals.” Emma Henry, Senior Responsible Sourcing Manager at BerryWorld UK Since the beginning of…

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FareShare launches #FoodOnPlates campaign to end scandal of unsold food being wasted, instead of donated to charities feeding hungry people

The UK’s largest food charity, FareShare, has launched the #FoodOnPlates campaign to stop millions of tonnes of fresh, unsold food from being wasted, when it could instead go to charities and community groups feeding families. “ It’s a scandal that good food is left to rot in our fields or be thrown into biogas digesters or landfill when so many families are still dependent on food aid in the wake of the crisis.” FareShare CEO Lindsay Boswell One in 8 people in the UK struggles to afford food – and…

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FareShare and OLIO team up with Booker Wholesale to get food to people in need

Food redistribution charity FareShare and free sharing app OLIO have partnered with wholesale operator Booker to provide much needed food to vulnerable people across the UK and to help reduce food waste. “We are really pleased to be partnering with FareShare and Olio.  Over the past year we have donated the equivalent of over six million meals to local charities and good causes and this will really help us build upon this success. ”Catherine Marston, Sustainability Manager at Booker Booker is leading the way for wholesale organisations by being the…

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Fyffes divert the equivalent of 1 million meals to FareShare

Fyffes is delighted to announce they have diverted the equivalent of one million meals to FareShare. Overall, this means that Fyffes has distributed over 431 tonnes of fresh bananas and pineapples to FareShare since the partnership started in 2013. “Huge congratulations to the Fyffes team in the UK and their partners FareShare for this fantastic achievement. As well as tackling food loss, this project has also made a significant contribution to our goal to provide five million meals to people in vulnerable groups by 2025. At Fyffes, we are proud…

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FareShare renews call for food waste funding to be continued

FareShare is once again calling for the renewal of a ground breaking government trial scheme, which helps with the costs of diverting surplus food to frontline charities. “When modest financial support to offset the additional costs of redistribution for farmers and producers is made available we can almost double the volume of food we save from waste in this country. When this support is withdrawn, thousands of tonnes of good quality surplus food within our supply chain will, inevitably, end up being wasted, instead of being diverted to charities supporting…

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