Meals for people in need
As a food manufacturer, food waste is a big issue for Nestlé. To help us find good uses for our surplus food, we’ve been working with FareShare, a charity that tackles food waste by providing meals for vulnerable and disadvantaged people.
Since the partnership began, we have provided FareShare with 2,535 tonnes of fit-for-consumption food. This is the equivalent of over six million meals’ worth of food that would otherwise have gone to waste. The environmental impacts are also considerable. The redistribution of food minimises good food going to landfill, anaerobic digestion or animal feed and helps reduce carbon emissions.
In 2015, Nestlé UK & Ireland donated 185 tonnes of fit-for-consumption food to FareShare, contributing towards 440,485 meals for people in need.