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Daylesford steps up efforts to curb food waste

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Daylesford has announced a new partnership to help prevent surplus food from going to waste.

The award-winning organic farm is working with food app with a conscience, Too Good To Go, which will see food that hasn’t sold from Dayleford’s four Farmshop and Café sites in London become available for Too Good To Go’s three million UK users to rescue.

Too Good To Go lets people buy surplus food from restaurants, retailers and producers to stop it from going to waste. People simply download the free Too Good To Go app and search for nearby businesses with unsold food. App users then purchase a ‘Magic Bag’ of food, collect it at an allotted time and enjoy it.

Carole Bamford, Founder of Daylesford, explained: “Eliminating food waste is one of the most important ways we can each help to tackle the environmental crisis and it’s an issue we’ve always been passionate about highlighting and preventing at Daylesford. Our farmshops and cafés already redistribute unsold food and send their kitchen scraps to be composted and used in anaerobic digestion instead of landfill. This new partnership with Too Good To Go is another significant step towards our goal of zero waste and I’m delighted to be working with an organisation who shares our beliefs and values.”

Jamie Crummie, co-founder of Too Good To Go, added: “We’re delighted to welcome Daylesford to the Too Good To Go community of over 4,000 UK partner stores. With their passion for sustainability and appreciation for good food, our partnership is a natural fit.

“One third of all food produced is wasted and we’re dedicated to ensuring that food is enjoyed instead of thrown away. By having brands like Daylesford join our movement, we can continue to spread the word and move closer to our goal of creating a planet with no food waste.”

The relationship with Too Good To Go is designed to complement Dayleford’s long-standing charitable partnership with The Felix Project. Where food is not able to be collected and distributed to charities, it will be available for consumers to buy at a reduced price so that no edible food goes to waste.

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