Donate Surplus Food

Local Residents

Donate your surplus produce to support your community

How would you like to help others while saving yourself the heartache of seeing your hard-earned produce consigned to the compost bin? In partnership with Kendal Town Council, Waste into Wellbeing is offering you the chance to make a difference, by donating your surplus harvest to support your community. If you have an allotment or kitchen garden, you could donate your surplus produce to support those in need. 

How much is worthwhile donating? 

Whether you have a handful of sugar snap peas or a bucketful of Rhubarb, your surplus produce can make a real difference. 

How will the surplus produce be used?

Depending on the donations we receive and what we have planned, your surplus produce will be shared at our community food larder or turned into wholesome meals to serve in our pay-as-you-can cafe.

Do I have to commit to donating regularly?

Not at all. Your support is greatly appreciated whether you make a regular donation each month or a one-off donation per season. 

How do I donate?

Drop-off is possible 24hrs a day using the storage unit outside the Coach House at the rear of Stricklandgate House (92 Stricklandgate, LA9 4PU). The unit is checked daily but should you find it full, please contact Paul Etherington on 07557048627.

Enter the lower Library Road car park and take the driveway to the left of Stricklandgate House rear entrance.

Kendal Town Council will not be able to accept any donations.


For more information about what we do and how you can support us, contact Paul Etherington, Food Logistics Coordinator, on 07557048627 or email

Local Businesses

Become a Waste into Wellbeing Champion

If you run a food and drink business in the Kendal area, you could reduce food waste and help fight food poverty by donating any surplus stock to Waste into Wellbeing. We have received invaluable support from Kendal businesses over the years for which we are extremely grateful. We offer a regular surplus food collection service from businesses in the town and respond to ad-hoc donations via our collections app. The demand for our support is growing and we need your help to sustain our operation.

What are the benefits to me?

  • Build customer loyalty by supporting your community and the planet
  • Reduce your waste collection costs
  • Get involved in a successful grassroots project
  • Receive recognition via the Waste into Wellbeing website and social media channels
  • Promote your support by displaying the Waste into Wellbeing Champion logo on your marketing materials
  • Benefit from a flexible approach with no ongoing commitment
  • Have the feel-good factor of knowing you’re helping reduce food waste whilst supporting vulnerable members of your community

Do I have to commit to donating regularly?

By signing up to become a partner, you can choose to have a regular collection slot or simply to have access to our on-call volunteer team for ad-hoc collections. There is no commitment for the amount of surplus you share and collections can be as regular or infrequent as suits you.


To find out more about how you can donate your usable food waste, contact Paul Etherington, Food Logistics Coordinator, on 07557048627 or email