Food waste is an important issue and as a leading food procurement organisation we have a responsibility to do everything we can to reduce food waste and fight hunger in the UK.

We simply donate surplus food, like slow moving or short dated stock, directly to FareShare who in turn use it to help to feed thousands of people in need.

Fighting against hunger and food waste
FareShare is the UK’s largest charity fighting against hunger and food waste. They save good food from going to waste by redistributing it to frontline charities like soup kitchens and homeless centres. These organisations transform the food into nutritious meals, which they provide alongside life-changing support.

How it works
For us, it’s a no-brainer. We simply donate surplus food, like slow-moving or short-dated stock, directly to FareShare who in turn use it to help to feed thousands of people in need.

Fareshare Donations (in 2022 alone)

  • 27+ tonnes of food redistributed
  • Equivalent to 65,606 meals for people in need
  • 1586 charities and community groups helped
  • 44.1 tonnes of CO2e saved

Strengthening our support
To further promote our partnership with FareShare, wherever possible, all new contracts with our suppliers will require contractual support to work with FareShare.

So, when a supplier has produced too much, or when they have surplus stock, we will support them by using our distribution network to deliver this extra food to FareShare.

Samantha Lai, Commercial Officer at FareShare added: “We’re so grateful for Foodbuy’s ongoing support, which enables us to get good quality, nutritious food onto the plates of vulnerable people right across the UK. By encouraging their suppliers to do the right thing and send their surplus food to good causes, Foodbuy will make a huge difference.”

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