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Meals waste is an issue.



It’s the third largest contributor to local weather change, however with so many individuals going hungry it additionally looks like, properly, such a waste. That’s the reason we’re proud that each one our shops at the moment are Zero Edible Meals Waste.

Like numerous retailers we work laborious to cut back the quantity of meals that goes to waste within the first place, however as we promote a wide variety of contemporary meals and serve 10,000 meals every week in our cafes there’s inevitably some.  To keep away from it being thrown away, since 2017 now we have been a part of OLIO’s “Meals Waste Heroes” programme.

On the finish of day-after-day we donate all our edible meals to volunteers who redistribute it to the area people by way of OLIO, the meals sharing revolution platform. It’s a really pioneering partnership and every month greater than 5000 parts of perishable meals now feed bellies in communities close to all of our shops.  The rescued meals helps many individuals affected by starvation and meals poverty.

OLIO Meals Waste Hero, Amran Ali, has been selecting up meals from our Devonshire Sq. and Islington shops for seven months:-

 

“Volunteering at OLIO has strengthened my understanding of what it means to offer again to the neighborhood. Since I began saving meals from Planet Natural, I’ve shared my collections with over 100 individuals in my native space. Struggling single dad and mom, the aged, the disabled, the hungry & weak; have all benefited from the excess meals. I imagine it is necessary to do what we will for others in want, and as a bonus we’re serving to the planet too.”