At Morrisons we understand how important the issue of unsold food is both environmentally and socially. We also know that this is something that really matters to our customers - which is why we have a number of policies and procedures in place to tackle this issue. 

In our stores, one of the ways we minimise the level of food waste by discounting it before it can no longer be sold or using it in our own canteens. If any food is left unsold, that is still safe to eat, it is donated by our stores to local community groups and charities. The small percentage of edible food in Morrisons stores that is wasted is currently used to produce energy rather than going to landfill.

How our Unsold Food Programme works:

  1. Store or local organisation make contact and connect
  2. Store and local group agree days/times for collection
  3. Group collect unsold food donations from the store
  4. This food is enjoyed in the community 

We currently donate unsold food to over 400 organisations who use the food to support their local communities and since the programme began in 2016 we have donated over 3 million products to these groups. This includes fresh fruit and vegetables as well as products such as tins and packets. If you know a local group, organisation or charity who would benefit from food donations, please make contact with your local Morrisons - ask for the Community Champion or a manager.

A word from our Community Champions...

We give our unsold fruit, vegetables and bread to two very local charities in our area, a charity that temporarily re -homes vulnerable families in need of emergency help in Flintshire and another local charity that helps women with children who have found themselves homeless. We also donate food through our store’s charity budget to help the charity hold parties for the children staying with them at the time, the food is divided equally between the two charities daily as they both work closely with each other.
Sue Morris, Community Champion, Morrisons Connahs Quay

Our unsold food donation partner run a food bank and provide hot meals for the homeless. The charity came in and asked about supporting them when the unsold food programme first started, and they have been our partner ever since. They collect from us three times a week and sometimes more. We give them longer life products, fruit, vegetables and other fresh food.  If we have a bigger quantity to donate they even take it to other churches in the local area. They are a lovely bunch of people and get on well with our colleagues when they come in.
Patricia Moyle, Community Champion, Morrisons Stratford