Redistribution of Surplus Food

Preventing food waste is a key priority for the food and drink sector, governments and individuals.  Preventing food waste at source should always come first, but surpluses can arise for a number of reasons; for example, food incorrectly labelled, over-ordered, over-supplied or obsolete seasonal stock.

WRAP is working with retailers, manufacturers, logistics and redistribution organisations, together with industry bodies, to identify ways of increasing the beneficial use of surplus food.

Whatever your role in the supply chain, we have the guidance and supporting case studies to help you divert your surplus food from landfill and animal feed:

  • Case Studies: Many businesses have taken steps to develop innovative partnerships to facilitate an increase in the amount of surplus food they redistribute.  These case studies highlight some examples.
  • ‘How to’ Guides and Resources: WRAP, in association with retailers, redistribution organisations and charities, has developed a series of ‘how to’ guides and templates providing practical advice on how to set up redistribution schemes with partners.
  • Redistribution Working Group: This Working Group seeks to address the challenge of increasing the amount of surplus food redistributed through sharing best practice and delivering solutions.
  • Partner Sites: This page provides a link to the websites of partners who can offer cost-effective solutions for surplus food at different stages of the supply chain.
Keep in touch
Sign up to our Surplus Food Matters Facebook group to keep up-to-date with new opportunities and to share best practice on surplus food redistribution.
Contact Us
If you would like further information, please don’t hesitate to contact the  Wales Food Waste Prevention team on 02920 100 100.