HEALTH-focused food box company Mindful Chef and ethical family business Oakland International are working together to support local charities by donating fresh vegetables and fruit.
Mindful Chef’s food box operations are based at Oakland’s Beoley facility.
Both companies are passionate about eradicating food waste and reducing carbon emissions and linked with Oakland’s work and support of local charities in the area they are now successfully channelling food surplus to several charities including Foodcycle Birmingham Longbridge, Worcestershire Homeless Appeal, The Geoff Horsfield Foundation, Betel Centre Birmingham, Worcestershire YMCA and Redditch Nightstop.
Mindful chef abd co-founder Robert Grieg-Gran said: “As a service, we eradicate food waste in the home, so it is fantastic that Oakland can operate a zero-food waste operation for us.
“Through our One Feeds Two programme, we have donated more than one million school meals to children living in poverty, and we’re very proud to be able to work with the charities local to Oakland with the food surplus within our operations.”
Oakland International managing director Shaun Foley added: “We are delighted to be working together with Mindful Chef to ensure surplus vegetables and fruit reach local charities as no food that could be eaten should ever be wasted.”