M&S Launches Surplus Food Redistribution
M&S has launched a surplus food redistribution scheme with online Neighbourly. The initiative will help get surplus edible food to where it is most needed in the community.
Neighbourly will provide a simple process for food charities to register and receive food from local M&S stores. M&S will be able to centrally monitor what products are resulting in surplus and manage how this can be reduced. They’ll be the first major retailer to provide live updates on the number of tonnes of surplus food redistributed via their neighbourly homepage!
Redistributed food will include products nearing their expiry date including fruit, vegetables, bread, cakes and groceries, and will vary according to charity need.
Neighbourly are asking charities to get involved:
Food charities should contact them on email@example.com. They will send you a set up guide and match you with a local M&S store if there’s one nearby.
Charities can also sign up at www.neighbourly.com and create a simple project page letting them know you’re interested in food surplus.
If you’re a retailer or manufacturer with surplus edible food, Neighbourly would love to talk to you about redistribution. Drop them a line on firstname.lastname@example.org