Our Causes

Our community gives to us everyday; we are determined to give back to it as much as we can.

Making good food go further

We try to keep surplus food to a minimum, wasting as little as possible. We carefully set aside any surplus and donate it to over 40 charities across London, and we are always looking for more. Equally urgent is the need for volunteers to help get that much-needed food from GAIL’s to the charities that will distribute it.

Three of the many charities we partner with are Glass Door, The Felix Project and The Vineyard Church.

Glass Door, London’s largest emergency winter night shelter, provides a safe, warm place to sleep and a hot meal throughout winter. They also offer a robust variety of services to help their guests build more stable futures.

The Felix Project unites charities and food suppliers in the interest of reducing food waste while alleviating food poverty in the elderly, the homeless, refugees and asylum seekers, families and children, and those suffering mental health issues.

We also donate surplus food to The Vineyard Life Church for the morning drop-in to those in crisis whether by homelessness, addiction, mental illness or social difficulty. We’ve just done a special campaign to raise awareness for Vineyard in Richmond.

If you’re interested in volunteering to carry surplus food to charities or in receiving surplus donations donations please contact your local bakery.

Click here to read our collection agreement.

Putting bread to work

Aside from its obvious ability to assuage hunger, bread can help in other ways. We like to pitch in, whenever and wherever we can, to multiply the positive effects.

We partner with Breadwinners to help the unemployed become self-employed while also getting high-quality bread delivered to more people. Since 2015 we’ve been collaborating with Carmel McConnell and her team at Magic Breakfast to provide balanced morning meals to school children so they don’t begin their days too hungry to learn. We donate day-old products to Day Old who create snack boxes to sell in offices, putting a serious dent in food waste while raising profits to fight hunger for inner city children.


We always try to recycle as much as possible. We’re pleased to use the services of First Mile, a rubbish collection company that separates and recycles waste. They manage to recycle 66% of all the rubbish they collect, twice the London average. Their goal is to recycle everything. We like their idealism.


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