Worcester Food Rescue
Rivers staff have volunteered to support Worcester Food Rescue with surplus food collections from Tesco supermarkets in Worcester.
Volunteering for the scheme was initiated by Rivers Trustee Carl Nichols. Carl is an existing volunteer for Worcester Food Rescue and is the Stakeholder Engagement Lead for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and was Head of WRAP Cymru which delivers programmes in Wales to significantly reduce waste and maximise recycling.
Launched in April 2017, Worcester Food Rescue is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to diverting end-of-shelf life, but still safe-to-eat, food products from landfill.
Volunteers collect Surplus food from supermarkets and distributed it to various good causes such as homeless support charities, food banks and local hospices.
Surplus food becomes available when the supermarket store systems say that it can no longer be sold. Surplus food is either perfectly good but excess to projected requirements in-store OR is just passing its Best Before Date. It is still perfectly safe and good to eat.
If you are interested in volunteering visit: http://oldnorthstables.org.uk/worcester-food-rescue/
If you would like more information first, please email email@example.com
When is food still safe to eat?
Wrap advice on food labelling and safety
These dates refer to quality rather than food safety. Foods with a 'best before' date should be safe to eat after the 'best before' date, but they may no longer be at their best.
These dates refer to safety. Food can be eaten up to the end of this date but not after even if it looks and smells fine. Always follow the storage instructions on packs.
DISPLAY UNTIL & SELL BY
You can ignore these dates as they are for shop staff not for shoppers.