About us

Why?

A quarter to a third of food produced globally, is wasted. When we waste food, we also waste all the energy and water it takes to grow, harvest, transport, and package it. And if food goes to the landfill and rots, it produces methane—a greenhouse gas even more potent than carbon dioxide. And yet, there’s estimated to be 795 million people who do not get enough to eat.  In the UK, In 2019/20, 5 million people (8%) were in food insecure households, while the UK as a whole creates an estimated 9.5 million tonnes of food waste per year.

Newtown Food Surplus’s mission is to collect and redistribute as much food surplus from the Newtown area and beyond to positively impact Newtowns CO2 footprint and peoples lives.

Our Story

We started the end of October 2021 with our first food share operating from our cabin on the Cultivate Community site in Newtown, Powys. This quickly grew to two food shares a week whilst also supporting local community groups like Newtown Community Cafe. With a team of 30+ enthusiastic committed volunteers we collect 7 days a week from several supermarkets.

Check out the BBC Wales news story below to find out more about us.

Work With Us

If you are a local supermarket or business we can collect food from you regularly. You can reduce your costs and prevent edible food from being wasted whilst doing a good thing for your community. Please get in touch to find out more.

If you’re a charity or Community group in Newtown we can supply you with surplus food regularly or for one-off events. Why not drop us a line to see how we can help.

Become a Volunteer

With the aim of helping as many people as possible and making a difference to the environment, we always are looking for enthusiastic volunteers.

Please contact us for more info.

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Food Sharing Events are posted on our Facebook page