The Company Shop Group and Too Good to Go have partnered to redistribute surplus food to families in need across the UK.
The partnership will see the Company Shop Group sell “Magic Bags” via Too Good to Go, containing good food approaching its best before date.
According to the group, users of the Too Good to Go app will be able to search for available Magic Bags from their nearest Company Shop Group location and collect them from any of the 14 stores across Scotland and England.
The move follows a successful pilot launch earlier this year across Company Shop outlets.
The organisation reports that it will be using the funds from purchases to expand its network of stores using its Community Shop social enterprise, enabling it to support a greater number of families and communities.
Too Good to Go also said that the scheme represents a vital step in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from food waste across the UK.
“Following the success of the pilot programme, we are delighted to be rolling out our partnership with Too Good to Go across all of our stores, which is a first-of-its kind initiative for the Group,” Company Shop Group deputy managing director David Lennon said.
“Collaborating with Too Good to Go is a perfect fit for us, enabling us to redistribute even more surplus stock and getting it on people’s plates where it was intended.”
Too Good to Go UK managing director Paschalis Loucaides added: “Not only does wasting food not make sense, but it also accounts for 10 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions.
“If we are to tackle climate change then fighting food waste is one of the most impactful actions we can take.”