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plan zheroes

Thursday 7th May 2015

Plan Zheroes is a charity on a mission to see food surplus utilised. Since 2011 they have been working tirelessly to connect those with food surplus with charities helping some of the 13 million people living in poverty in the UK today.


Plan Zheroes is the vital link in the chain between those with food surplus and those who can use it best. Their online map is the key to facilitating these positive connections. When a company has food to donate they upload their information to the map. Nearby charities receive a notification telling them of available food and are able to claim it. Volunteers and transporters in the local area can now be part of this to help transport the food.


In 2014 Plan Zheroes partnered with London’s FoodSave/Sustain program, working together they saved 9 tonnes of food surplus in the first 38 weeks, helping to feed 600 people with 22,000 meals.


If you think your business might have food surplus Plan Zheroes could help connect you with a local charity to make a positive difference in the lives of people in your community. Plan Zheroes is here to help streamline and simplify the process of donating food; they can be contacted at

The Plan Zheroes social network is now expanding outside London, in partnership with existing food related networks and pilot schemes being rolled out in Oxfordshire, Liverpool, Wales and Sheffield. If you think your city would benefit from a Plan Zheroes social network and are willing to give your time to help make it happen then get in touch at


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