Surplus Food Collections
Food Works helps organisations and individuals to find a responsible destination for surplus food.
Redistribution helps avoid environmental damage from wasting food, it creates social impact and reduces the cost of disposal. We work with the following sources of food:
- We provide regular ongoing collections, up to 7 days a week, for any businesses with recurring surpluses, such as food producers, wholesalers or retailers.
- We offer a free drop-off for organisations which have an incidental food surplus. Collections are available depending on the location, nature and volume of surplus.
- We accept surplus dropped off by individuals, as long as the packaging is closed and unused.
For more enquiries about collections or deliveries, please contact the Sharehouse on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07542 379 246.
Where our food goes:
The food we collect is used in a mix of activities designed to minimise waste and maximise impact. It is important that food is valued, and so we do not offer food for free.
However, where accessibility is important, we offer flexible ways to value food, such as the use of ‘Pay As You Feel’. Any income generated from food is used exclusively to sustain our activities and we do not make a profit.
Individuals and organisations can access the food we work with via:
- The two community cafes where you can get a meal in exchange for a Pay As You Feel Donation.
- Our social market in our Sharehouse where you can pick up food for personal use in exchange for a Pay As You Feel Donation.
- A subscription box of surplus food for regular collection.
- Our social impact partnerships with organisations who work e.g. schools.
- Our comprehensive catering and events service for organisations and individuals. Through this catering work we also provide training and routes to employment.
Currently we do not offer access to surplus ingredients for organisations or groups outside of the social impact partnerships mentioned above.