First we need to stop overproducing. Support the Real Bread Campaign’s initiative to tackle overproduction
Second, unavoidable surplus should be redistributed to feed people. Many of the UK supermarkets now have partnerships with charities who help them to get surplus food to those in need.Support one of the many brilliant organisations that receive and use, or otherwise help with, donations of surplus food here. Unfortunately there’s often more surplus bread that charities can handle because it has a short life and is bulky so requires storage space.
Third, if food isn’t suitable for human consumption or there’s excess, it should be fed to animals. In the UK, Tesco and Sainsbury’s send their bakery surplus to be made into animal feed. We do the same with our spent grain.