A Bit About Us
Action against Food Waste
We are the Best Before Project, a national non-profit organisation that addresses the issue of the huge amounts of food that are thrown into land-fill daily. We started in London in 2011 and since then we have prevented at least 60 tonnes of food from being wasted. We know that lots of food gets thrown out because people don’t understand the difference between the ‘best before’ and the ‘use by’ label and think that the food is hazardous to eat after the ‘best before’ date has passed.
Our aim is to re-distribute stock that has gone past its “best before” date, therefore, still perfectly fit for human consumption as per guidance from Defra and the Food Standards Agency.
Our objective is to collect foods, directly from supermarkets then take them to our shop and redistribute the produce on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis to individuals and families from the local area, especially those on low or zero incomes. By doing this, not only will we be preventing the food from being wasted, but we will also be helping the community and help educate people about the meaning of the ‘best before’ label.