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Our network

 Best Before Project operates through a network of local teams supported by our core team based in Old Street in Central London. We work with food retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers, encouraging them not to throw away food approaching or past its ‘best before’ date, but to either SELL it, for example at a discounted price, or DONATE it to local charities. We connect local businesses and local charities, creating a much-needed ‘waste’, or surplus, food redistribution network. In case of larger quantities our local teams will arrange a pick-up from the supplier and redistribute to charities via our network of local storage spaces. 

  • 5  food redistribution depots across London run by our local teams of volunteers in partnership with local business and charities. 

  • We cooperate and exchange information with most, if not all, major organisations tackling the problem of food waste as we believe that together we deliver a comprehensive solution to the problem. Find us in Tottenham, Holborn, Northwood Hills, Tulse Hill, and East Acton with more depots being set up in Edmonton and Peckham (see our BBP map).

  • ‘Free food shop’ in Richmond and ‘Free food’ sections in Healthy Planet’s Free Bookshops in Holborn and Richmond where people can come and taste various food items that we have saved from landfill, see for themselves what we are all about and even take some food home!

  • We are keen food sponsors of various sustainability, community empowerment and environment-related events which highlight the problem of the current levels of food waste.

  • We run educational campaigns at various community events. We give samples of food, talk about the current levels of food waste, highlight organisations working to tackle the problem and their solutions, explain the difference between ‘use by’ and ‘best before’ labels on food and tell people what we do. It’s also a good opportunity to get people onboard.

  • We are in touch with public bodies, local councils and anyone willing to listen and act, always talking about the problem of food waste and presenting viable solutions.

 Prince Charles at Charity Lunch Children Chorus