What We Do
DayOld is a food surplus social enterprise, tackling food waste and food poverty with treats saved for tomorrow.
We sell delicious surplus baked goods (from brownies to cinnamon rolls to artisan loaves of bread!) through treat boxes, office pop-ups, and event catering. Our baked goods are surplus — we collect them from artisan bakeries the previous day, preventing them from going to waste. Our profits become much-needed cash donations to charities addressing child hunger.
Past events include: lunchtime pop-up stalls at Tripadvisor and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and Christmas party catering for Snact.
Our mission is to create a sustainable and innovative food surplus solution that tackles large-scale food waste,
challenges perceptions of food surplus, and addresses rising food poverty.
With 24 million slices of bread wasted each day, bakery is one of the largest categories of food waste in the UK. Because of current
supply chain dynamics, many bakeries struggle with what to do with their leftovers (aka surplus) at the end of the day.
By creating a next-day secondary market we’re rescuing delicious, high-quality food from becoming waste. Through our presence,
we’re raising the profile and getting more people talking about the issue of food waste. And, through our transfer of profits
to charities, we’re giving unrestricted funds to help tackle child hunger in the UK.
How To Get Involved
Are you an office looking for a delivery of delicious baked treats as a Friday pick-me-up? Keen to host a DayOld pop-up stall in your space? Or, planning an event and looking for catering of artisan bread and baked goods? We’ll bring the treats and clean up after. Sign up below to register interest.
Become a bakery partner
Our bakery partners sign up to donate their surplus produce to us. You let us know when you have surplus and we send out the DayOld fleet to collect it. We make it easy for you to ‘do good’ with your surplus! Sign up below for more information.
Become a DayOld volunteer
Our volunteers help us collect surplus food from partner bakeries and lend a hand at our events. Volunteers are a key part of our business and we show our appreciation through food-related and other perks! Get in touch below if you'd like to donate your time.
Our Partners, Clients, and Supporters
We’re a team of six — Abi, Alice, Amy, Lada, Rachael, and Reena — from all over the globe who came together in London through a shared passion for tackling food waste and food poverty. We love artisan pastries and hate to think of them being thrown away by the bagful. At the same time we're deeply concerned that in the seventh-richest country in the world, hundreds of thousands of children are going to school hungry. We wanted to set up DayOld as a sustainable way to save high-value foods from landfill, while also focusing untapped goodwill towards fighting food poverty.