Food redistribution up, but nearly 200,000 tonnes of surplus food still goes uneaten

The latest figures for surplus food redistribution in the UK show that the amount of food saved from becoming waste continues to rise significantly. But climate action NGO WRAP, which monitors UK surplus food as part of its food waste prevention work, warns that each year nearly 200,000 tonnes of perfectly good food still go to waste in the supply chain. Against a backdrop of rising food prices and impacts on the supply chain, the collective efforts of the UK’s retailers, food manufacturers, hospitality & food service businesses and voluntary…

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FareShare and KFC team up to redistribute surplus food

FareShare has teamed up with KFC UK & Ireland to launch a new food redistribution partnership which will help deliver surplus food from KFC restaurants to people most in need and to prevent it from going to waste. With the current cost of living crisis and more than 10% of the UK’s population facing food insecurity each day, this programme will help deliver the equivalent of more than four million meals1 across the year to local people in need, at a time when many are faced with rising food prices…

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Waitrose helps fight hunger with new trial that delivers surplus food to vulnerable households straight from the farm

Waitrose has teamed up with some of its biggest suppliers and food distribution organisation FareShare in a new trial that will redirect surplus farm food to families in need – the next phase of its Give A Little Love Campaign. From 1 March through to 30 June, Waitrose will be providing funds to FareShare to contribute to the distribution of surplus food from its farms, taking away all handling costs from farmers and helping them to maximise the number of donations they can make. This includes diverting food surplus directly…

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E-asy Riders Deliver Surplus Food To Vulnerable Households

Environmental charity Hubbub launches the pilot of Food Connect today. The initiative will use fleets of electric  bikes and vans to redistribute surplus food from retailers,  helping to tackle increased food insecurity. Recent research1 from the charity found that nearly 1 in 5 people in the UK are concerned about access to free food during lockdown, such as that from food banks and community fridges. Community fridges in Milton Keynes have been delivering  food packs since the beginning  of lockdown  to those who are struggling to access food due to…

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Fareshare Launches new campaign to shout about our incredible food

Charity Fareshare has launched a new Campaign to talk about how we use surplus food, they talk aboput it here on their website (copied below): One of the most common misconceptions about surplus food is that it’s out of date or ‘gone-off’. If you step into our enormous fridges, full to bursting with incredible fresh fruit and veg, meats, cheeses and yogurt you’d see that nothing could be further from the truth. It’s all in date, and exactly like the food you’d eat at home. Surplus happens for all sorts…

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