We strongly believe that no food good enough to eat should be wasted.


Food Sharing Apps

Are you an individual or smaller charity who could accept smaller amounts of surplus foods?  Is so, please consider signing up to the following mobile apps:

Charities and community organisations

The following charities or community organisations accept donations of surplus food. Some will accept items past “best-before” but never items which have past the use-by date. Please contact them directly if you wish to make a donation.

Fruits of Fulflood11 Fordington Avenue, FulfloodSO22 5ANAny fresh local fruit or vegFruits of Fulflood is a community project which has been running for 8 years. We use surplus fruit and veg from local gardens and allotments to make preserves – jams, jellies & chutneys. Every year we choose a local charity to which we donate all funds raised from the sale of the preserves.fruitsoffulflood@gmail.comhttps://www.facebook.com/FruitsofFulflood/
Unit 12, Community PantryUnit 12, Winnall Valley RdSO23 0LDAmbient, chilled or frozen food acceptedDonations provided to members.   Membership fee covers administration of pantry.cfp@unit-12.comhttps://www.facebook.com/unit12cic
Winchester Basics BankGabare House (was Optimum House), Winnall Valley Road, SO23 0LDSO23 9NRAmbient or chilled food in retail packs.Providing food for people in emergency need in Winchester City & surrounding areas. Food Hubs in Highcliffe, Bar End, Weeke and New Alresford.winchesterbasicsbank.co.uk/donatemail@winchesterbasicsbank.co.uk
WCC Temporary AccnMilford House, 71 Christchurch Road, WinchesterSO23 9TZFresh fruit/veg, bread, tinned/dried foodDonations are used by homeless residents in temporary accn. Items placed in communal kitchens for residents to take what they need.TA@winchester.gov.uk
Winchester Churches Nightshelter 20b Jewry Street WinchesterSO23 8RZFresh fruit/veg and raw meat.We are a homeless charity giving 9 residents the safety of a bed and 24/7 support to assist them back into independent living, health and wellbeing and were possible employment.catering@wcns.org.uk

Wickham Community PantryWickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, WickhamPO17 5ALFresh, chilled, frozen, abmient and tinned/dried food.Donations provided to members. Membership fee covers administration of pantry.01329 833 688  contact@wickhamcentre.co.ukhttps://www.facebook.com/thewickhampantry

Are you thinking of starting to redistribute your surplus food?

Plymouth Marjon University, is a partner in the FLAVOUR Project; an innovative EUR4.2m cross-border programme involving the UK, France and Flanders (Belgium), set out to create socially innovative business models. The aim was to increase the effectiveness of services dealing with food surplus in order to address the challenge of dealing with large amounts of food surplus still fit for human consumption, whilst creating pathways to employment for those most in need.

They have created a business model guide (attached below) and an associated on-line tool for those looking to start working in the surplus food sector. The business model guide takes people through each aspect of business planning, whether working in food distribution or food processing, using the Triple Bottom Line model – this means people consider the environmental and social value of their business, as well as the economic opportunities.

There is an online training guide for managers and coaches working in food redistribution organisations. This provides managers and coaches with a wealth of materials which they can use to help coach and train staff and volunteers. Here you can find videos on food hygiene and safety, posters showing the dietary needs of different groups of the populations as well as cards you can use to talk about wellbeing.

If you are a business who has a large amount, or regular surplus, the following existing organisations may be able to assist you:

Fare Share – FareShare is the UK’s largest food redistribution charity, taking edible surplus food from more than 500 businesses, including major retailers, manufacturers, farmers, and growers and redistributing it to vulnerable people through a UK-wide network of almost 11,000 frontline charities. Our dedicated food team will work with you to redistribute your food surplus in a way that is easy, cost effective and makes sense for your business. FareShare Southern Central provides good quality food to charities and community organisations in Hampshire.  Contact details: fssoutherncentral@fareshare.org.uk; 02382 358585

UK Harvest – UK Harvest is a not-for-profit perishable food rescue operation that collects quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivers it, direct and free of charge, to charities. We provide much needed assistance to vulnerable people, collecting surplus food from all types of food providers, including fruit and vegetable markets, supermarkets, hotels, wholesalers, farmers, events and restaurants.  Contact details: info@ukharvest.org.uk; 01243 696940

Food Drop – Food Drop’s tech platform makes it incredibly easy for charities to collect unsold food from their favourite nearby food retailers.  Contact details: hello@fooddrop.co.uk

Approved Food Ltd  – Buyer of surplus food/ problem stock

Company Shop Group – Surplus redistribution providing commercial return to industry throughout the supply chain whilst protecting brands.  Contact details: sally.wake@companyshop.co.uk; 07753 460397

Too Good to Go – Social impact organisation that is fighting food waste by creating a global food waste movement. This is done through work with schools, businesses, households, public affairs and our marketplace. Our marketplace is an app that connects consumers with businesses who have surplus food so no food goes to waste.

We strongly believe that no food good enough to eat should be wasted.

If you have any questions about the actions you can take, or are not sure where to start, please do get in contact!