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  • September 06, 2023

    In early June we celebrated Volunteers’ Week 2023! We are so grateful to all of our incredible, dedicated, amazing volunteer – collection volunteers, cyclists, market coordinators – we couldn’t do what we do without your help and we are so grateful. ⁠Thank you for being Zero Food Waste Heroes! We truly have the best team of […]

  • June 11, 2023

    410kg of delicious surplus food was rescued from our collection at Borough Market on Saturday! A new record for 2023. The food was distributed to local charities and community organisations.⁠⁠A huge thank you to the amazing Saturday volunteers and to the traders at the market for so generously donating!

  • June 07, 2023

    We are thrilled to have appointed Agnese Giardini as our operations manager. Agnese has been volunteering with us at Borough Market for almost a year, so she already knows about our work there. She will now be involved in all our operations, including the online donations platform and managing the offline activities too. Agnese will […]

  • June 07, 2023

    We were thrilled to be invited to take part in Angela Clutton’s Borough Talks podcast, which was recorded during one of our collections at Borough Market last month. It was a beautiful afternoon and the podcast captured the bustling atmosphere and the fun of our collection perfectly. Plan Zheroes Ambassador Jeremy Pang very kindly joined us. Along […]

  • June 07, 2023

    Thanks to the fabulous people at Lloyds Banking Group in the City, who did a volunteering/team building day with us last week. They took part in our Great Surplus Food Hunt, encouraging businesses to donate food using our platform. We arranged the activity as a competition, with three teams vying to score the most points, […]

  • April 14, 2023

    A few weeks ago Year 7 pupils at School 21 in Stratford, East London, took part in a project to raise money for Plan Zheroes! They made jam, chutney and pickle in their class and sold them to parents and staff. They raised £75 for Plan Zheroes and we are so grateful! Thank you Year […]

  • March 14, 2023

    Huge thank you to IP Group who donated mugs, coffee presses and thermos flasks to Barking Churches Unite. They also very kindly donated some tote bags which we can use at our surplus food collections at the markets in Borough and Kings Cross to help get food to people who really need it.⁠ Remember it’s […]

  • December 16, 2022

    How beautiful are these Christmas cards designed by the super talented Rosie Brooks? Rosie very kindly designed these cards which were sold at Borough Market in December to raise money for Plan Zheroes!⁠A huge thank you to Rosie and to Borough Market for being such incredible supporters of Plan Zheroes. 

  • November 21, 2022

    We say a big “thank you” to the lovely people at Openreach in Birmingham, who very kindly donated some hot food following an event for 150 people. The food was gratefully received by Tabor House, supporting homeless people in the city.

  • November 15, 2022

    We are always full of admiration for plant-based restaurant Mallow for their commitment to avoid all food waste. They set a great example for other food businesses.⁠⁠In November, they celebrated their first birthday. As part of the celebrations, they donated the profits from every prickly pear and apple martini sold in November to Plan Zheroes. […]

  • October 16, 2022

    Huge thank you to Virtu Financial who donated 3 boxes of business wear, including men’s shirts, suit jackets, trousers, complete suits, shoes, as well as some cufflinks, ties and one lady’s dress and shirt, which was gratefully received by St Mungo’s! Plan Zheroes isn’t all about food waste! If your business has non-food waste to donate such as […]

  • September 16, 2022

    Children with Voices are one of the many community organisations who benefit from our surplus food collections at Borough Market. Here’s a bit about what they do:⁠⁠“As an organisation rooted in the Black Caribbean community, we have come from the community we serve. Our focus is therefore on the residents, providing services and experiences for low-income […]

  • September 13, 2022

    HUGE thank you to volunteers from Procurement Leaders who helped at our Borough Market last week!  They rescued over 57kg of surplus food and then added some extra ingredients to cook an incredible lunch for guests at Blackfriars Settlement on Friday.  You are all Zero Food Waste Heroes!

  • July 29, 2022

    We are very grateful to the lovely team at Cambridge Associates who did a volunteering day at Borough Market. Not only did they help with the collection, including organising an extra delivery to the Salvation Army, they also made a very generous donation to support our work. Fabulous!

  • May 20, 2022

    We are very grateful to one of our ambassadors, Kristen Frederickson, who visited the Oak Lodge school in Wandsworth this week to talk to some of the students about Plan Zheroes. This was part of our continuing work with the Hospitality Academy’s Pan Out2 project. Kristen’s presentation was very well received. The students were very […]

  • May 03, 2022

    Thank you to Katie and the team at Canababes, a female-led catering company in Hackney Wick, London. They donated 60 chorizo frittatas, potato salad and bread to St Mark’s church in Kensington. They are our newest Zero Food Waste Heroes!

  • April 19, 2022

    We are so pleased to hear that the lovely people at the First Steps Nursery are now receiving surplus food donations from the ISS team at Macclesfield hospital. It’s good to know that this food isn’t being wasted and is going to a worthy charity that can make use of it.

  • March 29, 2022

    Thank you to Lauren and the team at Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium in London, who donated some poppy seed rolls, sponge cake and macarons this week. They were gratefully accepted by the charity Our Place, who do amazing work in the community.

  • February 26, 2022

    ​Thanks to Pauline, Ilze and Alex from the Rinova Pan Out2 team for inviting us to speak about Plan Zheroes to the students at Linden Lodge school. Pan Out2 raises the profile of the hospitality, tourism and leisure industries as exciting paths for career progression. The young people at the school were very enthusiastic about our […]

  • January 31, 2022

    We are so very grateful to our trustee Vic and her husband Ed for taking part in the London Winter Walk, fundraising for Plan Zheroes. They completed the marathon distance in an impressive time of 8 hours and 20 minutes. Between them they have raised over £2000 to help us get more food to people […]

  • January 21, 2022

    We are very grateful to our brilliant volunteer, Anish, who inspired his company, Rosenblatt, to make a generous donation to our cause via their annual You Pick We Give charity initiative. This will help us get even more surplus food to people in need. Thank you for your support!

  • December 10, 2021

    Take a look at this great film that Sean O’Hanlon has made for us. Featuring our very own Louise, it shows how some of the surplus food we collect from Borough Market is used by one of the fabulous charities we support – Oasis Hub Waterloo. Thank you, Sean, great job!

  • November 08, 2021

    ​We are so happy that one of our loveliest and most dedicated volunteers, Kristen Frederickson, has agreed to be a Plan Zheroes ambassador. Kristen is a talented food writer​, author of Tonight at 7.30: One Family’s Life at the Table​.​​ ​Y​ou may have seen some of ​her​ recipes on our social media​.​ ​S​he and her husband John have been volunteering […]

  • October 18, 2021

    We are looking for more people to help with our surplus food collections at the Real Food Market at King’s Cross on Thursdays and Fridays at 6.45pm and also at Borough Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 4.45pm, where we need people to help with the collections and also bike deliveries to two local charities. It’s […]

  • September 27, 2021

    Alex Worrall, one of the stars at Deloitte who helps to maintain our online platform, is running in the London Marathon next weekend and fundraising for Plan Zheroes. Alex has been so brilliant in helping us over the years. He has always gone the extra mile and now he is going the extra 26 miles! […]

  • September 09, 2021

    Thank you to the team at Deloitte, especially Richard, Joanna and Teni, who have developed our new site. It may look just like the old one now, but there will lots of updates heading your way!

  • July 18, 2020

    We have now resumed our regular surplus food collections at Borough Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

  • July 12, 2020

    Plan Zheroes’ inspirational co-founder Lotti celebrated her 95th birthday in style on July 11th.

  • May 30, 2020

    It has been a shorter working week because of the Bank Holiday and donations have been thin on the ground, although we had another large one from HSBC at Canary Wharf that Community Food Enterprise collected.