Eco Savvy is partnering with the Co-op enabling us to collect and redistribute surplus food as a part of their new, national redistribution program.
This is a nationwide Co-op initiative that enables local charities like ourselves to intercept surplus food before it reaches landfill. Eco Savvy has entered into this partnership with the Co-op in collaboration with Brodick Food Bank. This means that on every collection day, the foodbank has first refusal. So far, there has been far more food than they are able to distribute or preserve in the small time-frame before the use-by or best-before dates hit. Thanks to generous contributors across Arran, the food bank is often at full capacity which leaves a huge amount headed for the bin! To avoid food waste, we have created foodshare evenings to allow anyone on Arran to collect food that has imminent expiry dates. We want everyone to understand that this is about food waste and it’s environmental impact; everyone is welcome to collect, regardless of personal circumstance. There is so much food that is wasted around the world every day, and if we can make a collective effort to divert some of that through support of this foodshare initiative, a significant difference can be made!
What food can I expect?
The food you’ll get will vary depending on what’s available on the day. Evening collections will typically be bakery, fruit and veg and also some fresh meat and chilled products.
Where can I pop in ?
Please get in touch if you would like to volunteer to help with the Food Share in your village!