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Getting fruit and veg glut to community groups

If it's an option, do investigate getting fruit and veg gluts to your local food bank, mutual aid group, community food distribution, Olio food group and the like. There is a crying need out there nationally. I know a lot of forum peeps are rural, but soup kitchens, refuges etc are so delighted to get fresh produce, jams, cakes, chutneys etc to use to make hot food for people shielding, for food parcels and for local collection. The networks connecting allotments, food banks and food waste redistrution are getting better by the month. Networks like Neighbourly are helping shops get food from their stores to people who need it. The Olio food exchange is now working in over 140 countries, growing all the time. x


  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,941
    What what an excellent idea, thanks for sharing!  Our local food pantry is currently offer a service of volunteers to collect larger donations, for those sheltering or unable to find transportation.  You might consider calling a local organization if you are unable to drop them off, but have enough to make it worth their trip.  

    Maybe also consider an unemployed/underemployed neighbor.. if you feel you can ask and offer in a tactful way.. and the options above are not possible.  
    Utah, USA.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
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