How to redistribute your surplus food


All types of products and ingredients can be redistributed as long as they are safe for human consumption and labelled accordingly.

Working with industry partners and the leading food surplus redistribution organisations, we are continually developing guidance to help you accelerate food surplus redistribution in your business.

Getting started

Which foods can be redistributed?

Watch this video to understand which food and drink products can be redistributed

Managing risks in redistribution

Watch this video to understand how to effectively manage risks

Quick start guide for operations and supply chain

Use this flowchart to embed food surplus redistribution within your business

WRAP own-label best practice 

Read WRAP's best practice guidance to redistributing own-label surplus in the supply chain

Introduction to the five stage process

Using insight from key industry stakeholders we have identified the following five steps for successfully accelerating food surplus redistribution. Under each of the five steps we have collated relevant information to help bring it to life.

Provide leadership and establish governance

Setting a target and reporting

This explains the benefits of setting an ambitious food surplus redistribution target and how to report on progress

Identify levels and types of surplus

Explanation on food waste data reporting

Identifying food surplus redistribution opportunities through existing reporting 

Select redistribution partner(s)

Selecting your redistribution partner(s)

Everything you need to know to choose your redistribution partner(s)

Revise processes and policies

Revising processes to maximise redistribution

Hear how Nestlé revised processes to maximise food surplus redistribution

Embed processes and continually review

Embedding redistribution through communications and engagement

Learn how Greencore fully embedded food surplus redistribution