In August Unipart volunteers helped to weigh produce coming through the base, and were able to confirm our guess that we save more than £1m of surplus food from landfill every year! With great energy and enthusiasm, they diligently weighed everything we received for 1 week. Over seven days we received 7.4 tonnes of surplus food with a retail value of nearly £20,000!
The initiative is part of Unipart Group Cowley choosing Oxford Food Bank as its nominated charity. We would never have had time to undertake such research ourselves, but this accurate information will help us with future fundraising bids. Thanks to everyone at Unipart!