Action against hunger

Since 2010 we have supported Action Against Hunger, an international humanitarian organisation that works to save the lives of children suffering from life-threatening malnutrition.

We donate 1p from every unearthed® pack sold, with money raised (donations are in excess of £642,780.00) helping projects in Mali, Zambia and India.

Food Poverty

Fareshare

We have looked to adopt an ethical supply chain and ensure that we manage food waste, thereby minimising our contribution to landfill. The perfect solution was for us to partner with Fareshare, a national food charity that takes surplus food and redistributes it to vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the community.

Loveworks

Loveworks is a local (Surrey) charity running foodbanks in Reigate and Redhill. In the first eight months of 2018 alone, the charity fed 439 adults and 215 children with an anticipated increase of 40% over the winter months. Staff donate money at our regular food giveaways and all cash is then given to the Loveworks foodbanks. We also provided free storage for store cupboard items for seven months enabling the charity to save precious funds with which to run the foodbank. A number of our staff volunteer for Loveworks on a regular basis.

Local Community

Lime Tree Primary School

Since 2015 we have hosted an annual Junior Olives masterclass for Year 3 pupils at Lime Tree Primary School. As part of their ‘Scrumdiddlyumptious’ topic, the children (aged 7 and 8) come to learn about the field-to-fork journey of the chilled olives we sell. Our young visitors also get to create and take home their own olive mixes with black and green olives and a variety of cheeses and dressings.

Live at Home Scheme

A scheme for the elderly, who live independently, that organises regular lunch clubs to give members the opportunity to leave the house and meet friends for a hot meal. Each year we fund, cook and serve Christmas lunch for members and the volunteer helpers.

Merstham Mix Café

This community café provides healthy and affordable meals using food donated from local supermarkets and food businesses. Staff food giveaways provided donations into the launch fund. We also provided the cafe with a panini grill and regularly donate a variety of chilled food and brioche.