Yango Deli has become the first rapid grocery delivery firm in the UK to donate its leftover and unsold produce to London-based non-profit charity My Yard.
The leftover goods will come from Yango Deli’s network of dark stores which are located in Bethnal Green, Battersea, Bermondsey and Acton.
My Yard currently works with Marks and Spencer, Waitrose, Lidl, Aldi, Tesco, Sainsburys, Gail’s bakeries, Wenzel’s bakeries, Food Bank Aid, and The Felix Project.
“While we are very appreciative of all donations, when they are from organisations that buy in bulk, it can be challenging to find the right person or organisation able to make use of some surplus food,” My Yard chief executive Rachel Dimond said.
“For example, it’s a big job to figure out the right way to distribute a truckload of celeriac.
The partnership with Yango Deli is exciting because they offer an incredibly broad assortment, stocking their warehouses with 2,500 different products, on average.
“This means that while their surplus is not large, it is incredibly varied, which makes it easier to deliver donations that are both vital and useful to Londoners who need our help.”
Yango Deli general manager Evgeny Chernikov added: “We have a clear philosophy – it is not enough to simply be a successful business; we must positively impact the communities where we operate.
“Our partnership with My Yard helps us support some of our most vulnerable neighbours while finding a good home for leftover food.
“We are in awe of the work My Yard does to make London a more caring and compassionate city and are honoured to be their first ultrafast grocery delivery partner.”