Act now to prevent
extreme poverty

We protect people from poverty by taking surplus products from businesses and redistributing them to those who need them.

Over 1m people in the UK will be forced into poverty due to the current economic crisis, many of them children. From all walks of life and all parts of the country, they will be forced to skips meals, rely on food banks and even seek out money lenders.

All is not lost, however. Over £2bn of surplus products are generated in the UK every year, including essential items like nappies, bedding and warm clothing. We take donated surplus like this and give it to those who need it to survive.

Our impact over the last 20 years...

Woman holding a box of donated goods
A group of people helped through Giving World
The CO2e greenhouse gases saved through diverting goods from landfill

13.7m

Products Redistributed

5.4m

People Helped

56,000

Tonnes of CO2e Saved from Landfill

Our impact over the last 20 years...

Woman holding a box of donated goods

10.4m

Products Redistributed

A group of people helped through Giving World

4.4m

People Helped

The CO2e greenhouse gases saved through diverting goods from landfill

51,000

Tonnes of CO2 Saved from Landfill

Susan, helped through donations of surplus stock

“The children ruined their duvet, and we couldn’t afford a new one. It helps keep us warm because we can’t afford to heat the house.”

Susan describes how important the bedding received from Giving World is to her family.

Westmill, one of our partner donor businesses

“At Westmill Foods, we pride ourselves on our passion for food, and the care we take to deliver consistently high quality products. At times when we are not able to deliver certain items, we aim to improve our utilisation of waste by increasing the amount sent for human consumption through donations of short dated stock. Being able to support Giving World is something Westmill are proud of, as we can see the impact our stock can have for low income families, homeless people and vulnerable patients rather than simply going to waste.”

Spokesperson

Westmill Foods

Sarah, helped through Giving World donations

“When the police arrived at the house they did not give me any time to pack, so I had to leave with my child without anything for baby and myself. I was so grateful to receive a package with toiletries, cups and plates which helped me hugely in the refuge.”

Sarah was rescued by the Police from an abusive relationship.