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Food rescue

Food rescue is at the core of what we do

UKHarvest collects quality surplus food from commercial outlets and delivers it, direct and free of charge, to charities that can make use of it. We provide much needed assistance to vulnerable men, women and children across the UK.

We collect surplus food from all types of food providers including fruit and vegetable markets, supermarkets, hotels, wholesalers, farmers, stadiums, corporate events, catering companies, shopping centres, delis, cafes, restaurants, film and TV shoots and boardrooms.

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Our purpose is to nourish our nation


The work we do has a four-fold impact

  • Quality food for charities – our food deliveries to charitable organisations enable them to provide a broad range of high quality food that was not available previously.
  • Savings for charities – our food deliveries to charitable organisations enable them to redirect vital funding into education, rehabilitation and other programs, which directly benefit their clients
  • Helping the environment– by ensuring that good food is being eaten rather than going to landfill UKHarvest is minimising food waste and saving our environment by preventing tonnes of carbon emissions from polluting the atmosphere.
  • Savings for food donors – our food donors benefit from reduced expenditure associated with the disposal of excess food, reduced food storage costs and the satisfaction of knowing they are making a valuable contribution to those in need in the local community