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Fund to boost food charities

A £500,000 fund has been launched by WRAP to help charities redistribute surplus food to people in need.

The Food Waste Reduction Fund, which will be administered by WRAP, will support local projects in English communities.

The fund will be open to organisations who redistribute food, and to charities who receive and share food with people in need.

The money will help these organisations to overcome common barriers such as:

  • training and education
  • equipment
  • joining up with appropriate partners
  • communication, logistics and technology

Waste minister Therese Coffey said: “We all need to work together to reduce UK food waste and I would like to see more action, including additional financial support, from businesses across the food sector to prevent food waste occurring.”

Peter Maddox, WRAP director, said: “This will complement the redistribution work we’re already doing with the food and drink industry through the Courtauld Commitment 2025. We look forward to receiving expressions of interest in 2018.”

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