Surplus Food and Product Donations

The story so far...

Our award-winning food surplus scheme has redistributed over 2.7 million meals and now includes non-food.

Don’t let it go to waste

Surplus donation is an act of neighbourliness. Neighbourly connects local stores that have surplus with the charities and projects that can put it to good use within the community. We do this at scale, creating more connections for more people in more communities, more easily.

Our food redistribution scheme has now been extended to accept non-food donations including household items, cleaning products, toiletries, kitchen equipment, furniture and more.

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Have you got a charity or community cause that would benefit from regular food or product donations? Register your project below.



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"Amazing partnership, this will help so many projects and charities in the area"

Mark Harvey

City Harvest

"It is so great to be able to give the children fruit on a daily basis. We are spending less on food for everything"

Lin Corbell

Middle Park Community Centre

"Thank you so much. Yesterday we fed about 250 people! What a great day"

Juli Thompson

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"

Stuart Cuthbert

Chesterfield Church in the Peak

Any further questions?

If there's something you're not sure about you might find the answer in our FAQs below. If it's not there, contact us on

Click on the register button above and create a Neighbourly account, then create a project page. To request food surplus, edit your project and tick the option: ‘I’d like to receive food donations’, then upload a copy of a suitable food hygiene certificate to your ‘Information’ tab. We’ll attempt to match you with a local retailer and let you know how to set up your product alerts.

To request product donations, set up an alert from the ‘In-kind’ tab of your dashboard.
A food hygiene certificate is needed if you are collecting food surplus and ensures that the food is being handled and redistributed safely as many of the items will be fresh or chilled. Certificates should be uploaded to your project page, on the 'Information' tab.
Neighbourly technology is helping to divert thousands of tonnes of edible food and surplus products away from waste and into the hands of those who can use make good use of it. We also connect causes with financial donations and volunteer time.
Certificates are easy to obtain and don’t take long to complete. Your local council can advise on the types of courses available or you can have a look at online courses – search for ‘Food hygiene certificate level 2’.
If your business has surplus food or products, we’d love to talk to you about redistribution. Get in touch via
Please see this link for full Terms of Use for our Food and Non-food redistribution schemes: Please email if you have any queries.


Neighbourly helps fix the problem of surplus food and products by connecting businesses that have items to donate with local charities. Register today.