Today we have some exciting news to share!
We are combining forces with FareShare to enable more charities and community organisations in the UK to access surplus food in order to provide nutritious meals for vulnerable individuals and families. FareShare have been providing surplus food from the food industry in the UK to charities and community projects for over 20 years. We have always admired the work that FareShare do and we are very excited at the opportunity to work with such an established organisation. Our shared ambition is to prove that this model can be successful on a national scale in the UK and enable all supermarkets and food companies to make their surplus food available to feed people in need.
FareShare FoodCloud, piloted by Tesco, will lead to good surplus food at store level being redistributed directly to charities and community groups, leading to a reduction in waste and more people being fed – therefore turning an environmental problem into a social solution. This is an opportunity to introduce a new and potentially large scale approach that will tap into surplus food at store level across the UK. Whilst we are supplying our technology and expertise from working in Ireland, FareShare is bringing its knowledge of the UK charity food redistribution market, experience of providing food and its access to an increasing network of charities that offer food and other support for people suffering from food poverty.
Dave Lewis, Tesco CEO said; “This is potentially the biggest single step we’ve taken to cut food waste, and we hope it marks the start of eliminating the need to throw away edible food in our stores.”
If you are a charity or business in the UK and are interested in finding out more about this initiative please go to this link: www.fareshare.org.uk/
Thanks to all of you who have supported FoodCloud in getting to this stage, especially the hard working team at FoodCloud HQ!
Check out this video to find out more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_1mdxzZojI