M&S launches surplus food redistribution scheme with neighbourly

9 October 2015
Marks & Spencer has chosen the neighbourly platform to launch a new nationwide surplus food redistribution scheme. 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.


We're asking charities to get involved:

Food charities should contact us on food@neighbourly.com. We’ll 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 us know you’re interested in food surplus. Your project page can be used in lots of ways, including asking for volunteers and financial donations. Pages can be easily shared across social networks to help build a following of friendly supporters.

Contact us on food@neighbourly.com for your set up guide.

If you’re a retailer or manufacturer with surplus edible food, we’d love to talk to you about redistribution. Drop us a line on food@neighbourly.com