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 one of our community food shares or turned into wholesome meals for our most vulnerable residents. 

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?

In the short-term, donations can be dropped off at Outside In Play Centre on Beezon Road, Kendal, LA9 6EL (opposite Homebase) at the allocated times each week:

Thursdays 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sundays 11:00 am – 12:00 noon

To avoid unnecessary contact, donations can be left in the plastic tub on the doorstep during these times. 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 Stacy Hurley, Project Coordinator, on 07795682774 or email

Local Businesses

Become a Waste into Wellbeing Donor

If you run a food and drink business in the Kendal area, you could support your community by donating any waste stock to Waste into Wellbeing. We have volunteers out collecting regularly so can usually arrange a day and time to suit you. Alternatively, you can drop donations off with us by prior arrangement. 

We are happy to take one off donations, or can set up a regular collection should you feel you can make an ongoing commitment to our cause. All food collected is used to prepare nourishing meals or is redistributed via our food shares to those in need. 

We accept all sorts of surplus food, from bread and baked goods, to meat and dairy, and we’re always on the look-out for fruit and vegetables. We can help you understand what surplus stock we can use and show you just how much your donations can help. 

What’s in it for me?

Other than the feel-good factor of knowing you’re helping reduce food waste whilst supporting vulnerable members of your community, we recognise our donors via the website, social media and through our projects and events. Customers are becoming more and more environmentally and socially aware, and nowadays brand loyalty is built as much on ethical values as it is a quality product and service. Show your customers you care by getting involved with Waste into Wellbeing – perhaps you can even cut down your waste collection bills too!


For more information about what we do and how you can support us, contact Stacy Hurley, Project Coordinator, on 07795682774 or email