Donate Food with Ocado: one year of giving

It’s been a whole year since we launched our Donate Food with Ocado scheme, and thanks to your support, we’ve helped supply tonnes (literally) of food to local food banks.

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Donate with Ocado: our progress six months on

We can’t thank you enough for supporting ‘Donate with Ocado’ since its launch in December. With the option of adding a donation to your regular shop and our pledge to match it with groceries, together we’ve taken important steps in battling food poverty within local communities.

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Fighting food poverty: our work with DENS

We’re passionate about working with local communities to alleviate food poverty, and ‘Donate with Ocado’ was launched last December. Since then, we’ve been supporting the charity DENS, and customers now have the option of adding a £2.50, £5 or £10 food bank donation to their regular shop, which we then match with groceries.

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A great start – thank you for your help

Our Donate Food with Ocado scheme has been up and running for just over a month – and we’re elated with its success to far.

With your help, a total of £19,609 has already been raised. Fantastic! That’s an incredible £9,804.50 from you, our customers, which we then matched in groceries.

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Donate food with Ocado and we’ll match it – find out how

I’m really pleased to announce the launch of our Donate food with Ocado scheme. We know that being able to donate to food banks as you shop is important to you, because you’ve told us so. So here’s how we’re doing it.

With a traditional supermarket, the usual way would be to add an extra item to your trolley, then leave it for collection once you’ve done your shop. But because we’re online and operate from state-of-the-art warehouses, we’re able to do things a little differently. Continue reading

Feeding time at Twycross Zoo – we’re getting stuck in

I’m very excited to announce that Ocado will now be delivering dinner to the animals of Twycross Zoo! In our latest efforts against food waste (we currently only generate 0.6%) we’ll be delivering unwanted food to the Tywcross zoo keepers every week.

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James from Tamworth delivering to Twycross Zoo

The food is produce which is rejected by customers or which has damaged packaging, but still perfectly edible.

Anna Westbury, Team Leader at Twycross Zoo said, “Our animals need hundreds of tonnes of forage, fruit, vegetables and meat per year, and that comes with quite a price tag. The agreement we have with Ocado doesn’t just help keep the animals well fed, it means we can spend the money we save on priority conservation and education projects.” Continue reading

Give peas a chance – your fundraising total revealed

Thank you to everyone who donated to Peace One Day through our Give Peas a Chance campaign.

20p from every pack of frozen peas went to Peace One Day, raising a whopping £13,350 for the charity!Image of the campaign Continue reading