Do You Have Surplus Food Going To Waste?
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a farm, a manufacturing centre, a distribution hub, a café, a restaurant or a catering ﬁrm…
there are options available to you that will allow you to donate your surplus food to people who need it most in your local community.
Examples of surplus food in your business might include:
- products close to ‘best before’ or ‘use by’ date
- excess and slow moving stock or deleted lines
- products that are incorrectly labelled or have no label
- products with damaged packaging
- sample size and bulk products
- ingredients and ﬁnished products that fall outside of speciﬁcation
- surplus food from breakfast, lunch or dinner services eg. salads, sandwiches, mufﬁns and cakes.
There are a variety of options that can help organisations to reduce the amount of food that they waste – these include smarter and more efﬁcient purchasing practices and the ability to redistribute surplus food, still ﬁt for consumption, before it makes its way to landﬁll.
The food rescue ‘sector’ has seen exponential growth in recent years. This has led to the development of some very practical options and advice that is speciﬁcally applicable to food businesses.
Check our post on food rescue charities for information on the kinds of organisations who can help you to redistribute your high quality excess food.