At a glance


  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Local / community
  • Poverty relief
  • Voluntary sector support

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Geographical remit: 
National - Britain


There are four pillars that underpin the work that we at UKHarvest do:



We are on a mission to eliminate hunger and food waste through the redistribution of quality surplus food. We collect perishable food from places like supermarkets, hotels, wholesalers, farmers, stadiums, catering companies, shopping centers, delis, cafes, restaurants, film and TV shoots and boardrooms in our refrigerated yellow vans and take it, directly and free of charge, to charities who are helping vulnerable men, women and children in the UK.



Embracing community support for UKHarvest lies at the heart of our purpose. We offer a range of opportunities for the community to engage with our family through volunteering and being involved in our initiatives. In turn, the goodness spreads through our family, adding purpose to peoples' lives through meaningful action. 



The old adage of give someone a fish and they’ll eat for a day, show them how to fish and they’ll eat for a lifetime might sound trite, but it's TRUE!  Educating and raising awareness about food waste, food rescue, food security and sustainability is central to our vision. Protecting and improving the environment through our actions deeply matters to us. Promoting nutrition education is paramount. Providing hospitality training and mentoring for disadvantaged youth drives us onwards and upwards, together.



Whether it’s finding new ways and solutions to combat food waste and hunger, to using technology to mobilise Brits to take meaningful action. The food rescue model we use has been implemented and adapted across the globe and we intend to pay it forward.


Food rescue, nutritional education and awareness about food waste, food rescue, food security and sustainability is central to our vision. Promoting nutrition education and providing people in need of all ages with the skills and knowledge to feed and cook for themselves cheaply whilst ensuring they are empowered to make healthier eating choices is paramount. 

As there is so much food that goes to waste (£17 billion worth of food is wasted in the UK every year), we view our work and the work of other food rescue services, as working in an alliance to ensure our ultimate goal can be reached:  to eliminate food waste and help feed people in need.

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