Booker’s FareShare record

Leading wholesaler Booker hits new milestone in food and drink redistribution efforts

FareShare team member loading up surplus food in a Booker warehouse
Booker Wholesale has reached a new milestone in its donations to the charity FareShare

LEADING food and drink wholesaler Booker has redistributed enough food to provide the equivalent of five million meals thanks to a partnership with FareShare and OLIO.

Food sharing app OLIO and charity FareShare are working on the 200 Million Meals initiative to get food businesses to redistribute good-to-eat surplus food to those in need instead of letting it go to waste.

Booker redistributes food via its branches across the UK directly to FareShare’s network of charities and OLIO’s Food Waste Heroes.

Through the FareShare Go programme, Booker sites are matched with charities and community groups that collect the items and turn that into food parcels or hot meals for the people they support.

OLIO’s Food Waste Heroes collect food directly from Booker, which is then added to its app for people in the local area to collect.

Catherine Marston, head of sustainability at Booker, said: “Eliminating food waste is something that is very close to our hearts. I am really proud of this achievement and would like to thank each of our colleagues, as well as our partners at FareShare and OLIO, who have all made this happen.”