The story so far...
We've helped to redistribute over 1.5 million meals of surplus food to people in need across the UK
Don’t let it go to waste
Food donation is an act of neighbourliness. Neighbourly puts local stores that have surplus in direct contact with the charities and projects that can get the food to people who need it. We do this at scale, creating more connections for more people in more communities, more easily.
The Community Cafe, Scunthorpe
The Central Community Centre in Scunthorpe run a community cafe that offers high quality meals at low cost to people in the local area including elderly people, young families and teenagers. The service helps to reduce isolation and feelings of loneliness and gives many a purpose in life.
Throughout 2017 Lidl will be connecting all their UK stores to local causes and donating unsold food at the end of each day. The scheme will provide up to 2 million meals a year to people facing food poverty.
Middle Park Community Centre, London
This community centre in Eltham, London provides a nutritious breakfast to over 60 children to help set them up for their school day. The centre also provides a range of activities for older people, including a community café serving hot food four days a week. This project receives regular donations of surplus food from M&S Eltham.
Since October 2015 M&S have been distributing their surplus food via Neighbourly - connecting every store with a local charity to maximise the amount of food that can be redistributed. So far, they've donated over 1,000 tonnes to over 600 UK charities.
"Amazing partnership, this will help so many projects and charities in the area"
"It is so great to be able to give the children fruit on a daily basis. We are spending less on food for everything"
Middle Park Community Centre
"Thank you so much. Yesterday we fed about 250 people! What a great day"
The Storehouse Good Food Project
"It is just so simple for us, we turn up and pick up the food, and the guys in the store love it"
Chesterfield Church in the Peak
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