Reducing Waste and Making a Difference on Food Bank Day

September 1 2023

As Food Bank Day approaches on the 1st of September, we at St. Ewe Free Range Eggs are reflecting on the importance of giving back to our community and minimising food waste. In partnership with FareShare Southwest, we have taken significant steps to make a positive impact on those in need.

Food waste is a critical issue that affects communities and the environment. As a British food producer, we believe in taking responsibility for our role in reducing food waste. Surplus eggs, whether due to size variations or expiration dates, are a valuable, versatile, and highly nutritious resource that can still serve a purpose and feed a family.

To combat food waste, we’ve developed an innovative approach. Our surplus or “wonky” eggs that are unsuitable for traditional sale are repurposed through our pasteuriser, transforming them into a versatile liquid egg that is used within the food service and manufacturing sectors, right here in the UK.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we set up a partnership with FareShare Southwest, and to date, we have donated approximately 375,000 eggs to the charity as well as to the local food bank CHAOS. These contributions play a crucial role in supporting vulnerable individuals and families across the Southwest. Eggs are one of the most nutrient-dense forms of natural protein, making them a valuable addition to food banks.

We are honoured to have become a leading partner of the charity, and they have helped educate us as a business in recognising that even seemingly small actions can have a significant impact on those less fortunate than ourselves; however, this is just the beginning. Our commitment to sustainability and community welfare drives us to continue working closely with FareShare Southwest and similar organisations to make a difference.

Let’s make a positive impact together. If you would like to know how you can help reduce waste or support food banks, please get in touch with FareShare Southwest here.