What are you doing to reduce food waste?

When HelloFresh began we saw a huge opportunity in the challenge of food waste. By creating a system where our customers order their meals in advance, we are able to only order exactly what we need from our suppliers and in turn, we only send our customers what they need to cook their meals.

The result has been a dramatic reduction in food waste in the supply chain and a reduction of food waste for our customers (which continues to be one of the most cited benefits of using our service).

We continue to deliver surplus produce to the Felix Project for redistribution to community kitchens and set up a community fridge near our warehouse in Banbury to provide free food to the locals who need it.

Our team have continued its partnership with The Felix Project by sending out teams to local restaurants and retailers to collect food that would otherwise go to waste and divert it to food banks and local community projects.

Frequently asked questions

What are you doing to protect employees?
Our employees’ wellbeing is our number one priority. We’re continuously monitoring the public health situation and, as it evolves, we are  adapting the measures we take while working in close coope...

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How have you changed your health and hygiene processes since the outbreak? What are you doing to prevent it from spreading?
The safety and quality of our product and our customers’ well being is our highest priority and we wouldn’t do anything to put this at risk. In addition to our already very high health and safety s...

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Do you expect any ingredients shortages?
We're seeing a high interest in our service at the moment and working hard with our suppliers to accommodate the increased amount of orders.  Our teams are taking the necessary precautions to maint...

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Do you source ingredients from any of the affected regions and if so - which ones?
Our ingredients are primarily sourced locally but this varies by week and type of recipe. The safety and quality of our product and our customers’ well being is our highest priority and we wouldn’t...

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Will my food be safe to eat?
The safety and quality of our product and our customers’ well being is our highest priority and we wouldn’t do anything to put this at risk. We have very strict food safety checks in place througho...

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Are the recipes and ingredients going to change any time soon?
It is always our main goal to provide you with the recipes and ingredients you ordered and we want to keep it this way. Should we have to make unexpected changes or substitutions, we will let you k...

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Do we have to expect any delays in delivery?
It is always our main goal to deliver on time and we are doing everything we can to keep it that way. Should we have to make unexpected changes with regards to your delivery we will let you know...

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What are you doing to ensure the virus isn’t transmitted via your drivers?
The safety and quality of our product and our customers’ well being is our highest priority and we wouldn’t do anything to put this at risk. In addition to our already very high health and safety s...

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Is the virus transmitted through food?
There is no evidence of transmission of the novel coronavirus through food. This has been stated by a number of authorities including The NHS. 

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