General Mills UK is recognised as one of FareShare’s leading supporters, having worked with us since 2013, and they are building plans to further develop their partnership this year.
Even with the best stock management system, General Mills recognise that there will inevitably be a certain proportion of products with a short shelf life which cannot be sold to customers. To make best use of this surplus stock, General Mills have put a systematic process in place which ensures that when food cannot find a commercial outlet, it is redistributed to FareShare on a monthly basis.
Although embedding the process of charity food redistribution has been challenging, requiring the buy in and support from many internal departments, General Mills feel the initial effort has been thoroughly worthwhile to ensure that no good food goes to waste, and that it should be used to feed people first.
If you’re a company with surplus food contact our Food Team to find out more.
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“General Mills are proud to partner with FareShare to ensure that our surplus products are used to feed people in need. One of our corporate goals is to strengthen communities by increasing food security, and our decision to redirect our surplus stock to FareShare, who then redistribute them to charities across the country, does just that.
Jonathan Bennett, Head of External Affairs – Northern Europe, General Mills