#SToP wasting food

With Build-A-Box, food deliveries and event catering, we’re here to help combat the UK’s £20bn food waste crisis.

Our Mission

Surplus to purpose prevents food from becoming waste. We intercept surplus produce from the food industry and find solutions to ensuring it is consumed or recycled responsibly, with the focus on reducing the negative environmental impact of waste.

So simply put, we give ‘surplus’ food its purpose by putting it BACK onto your plate.


From weddings and birthday parties to corporate events and funerals, we can cater for any occasion. All of our ingredients are intercepted from produce that would have otherwise been sent to landfill so we have no set menus. Instead, we can tailor make our offer to suit your event and guests, catering for all dietary requirements.

Click the button below to fill in our catering for events form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. For more information about catering, download our events PDF.


We have a variety of roles available – there really is something for everyone! Whether you want to volunteer individually or in a group, we would love you to come and get involved.

If you’ve recently volunteered at Surplus To Purpose with your workplace, have a look at the photo and see if you can spot yourself on our growing wall of group volunteers!