Boughey Distribution help secure enough surplus to create 270,000 meals for people in need 

23 March 2020

UK ambient grocery distribution and storage company, Boughey Distribution, are encouraging their customers to redistribute surplus food that would otherwise have been wasted to charities and community groups, via food charity FareShare. 

“It’s a real benefit to be able to see tangible results and to know that food which may have been destroyed in the past is now directly benefitting people in need”

By offering to help food companies send food that’s still good to eat to FareShare, instead of sending it to landfill, Boughey has helped rescue enough good quality food to create over 270,000 meals for vulnerable people. So far, 15 of their customers have signed up to the scheme. The food is in date but has become surplus for all sorts of reasons, such as forecasting errors, mislabelling, or promotional items not selling as well as expected.

Neil Trotter, Boughey Distribution’s Transport Operations Director said, “The partnership we set up with Fareshare has really resonated with our customers.  It provides a great opportunity for them to donate any surplus products in a practical way and also to use them as a power for good.

“What’s really great is the charity is able to provide details of how many meals are created from the surplus food our customers donate.  It’s a real benefit to be able to see tangible results and to know that food which may have been destroyed in the past is now directly benefitting people in need.  We are looking forward to engaging more of our customers in the programme this year.”

Alyson Walsh, FareShare Commercial Director, said: “By making it easy for customers to do the right thing with their surplus and get it onto the plates of vulnerable people, Boughey Distribution have helped create over a quarter of a million meals.”