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?

Donations can be made at the following times and venues:

Thursdays 12:00 – 13:00 at Stricklandgate House (rear entrance off Library Road)

Sundays 11:00 – 12:00 at The Hub, 155 Stricklandgate (opposite St Thomas’ Church)

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 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. As we review our operation and consider reopening Kendal People’s Café following our closure during lockdown, we are carrying out a feasibility study into setting up a regular food waste collection service from businesses in the town.

If you don’t have usable food waste, there is still an opportunity to get involved. We are working with environmental project partner, Stuart Lockton of Active Learning to investigate the possibility of collecting compostable waste from local schools and businesses to produce a saleable garden compost for the local community. 

The overall plan will be determined by the volunteer support we have and the amount of businesses that sign up, but we’d really appreciate your support by completing our short and simple survey to support our research.

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