Daily Food Leftovers
Since opening our Delis our team have been very aware of the waste that is produced daily. As all the food in the deli is ordered fresh every morning it is imperative that we try not to over order, as this will end up with a lot of wasted fresh food. By monitoring trade patterns, our team at the deli are able to know roughly what we sell each day, which helps keep the food as fresh as possible.
However, our predictions can’t always be perfectly right, so the food that we have left by the end of the day is given to City Harvest or a really innovative start up for food waste called OLIO. City Harvest collects the leftover food once day a week and distributes it to people in need. On all the other days, volunteers from OLIO collect the food and add it to the OLIO app so that people who have the app can claim the food. OLIO is a free app that connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away.
We love doing whatever we can at MaE and Deliciously Ella and giving back to the community how we can so we are also looking into another charity that cooks dinner for the homeless in the local synagogue around the corner. If you ever have any ideas of how we could help out always feel free to pop us an email!