About us

Aber Food Surplus are a pioneering not-for-profit social enterprise focused on tackling food waste and delivering meaningful community change.

We aim to tackle the root causes of problems and do this in a collaborative, creative and constructive way. We are taking action on climate change, and doing it now, where we believe we can make a difference. Right here, in our local community. Our vision is to facilitate Aberystwyth to become a zero-food waste town and in the process provide empowering opportunities. Will you join us? 

Photo courtesy of No Church in the Wild

Photo courtesy of No Church in the Wild

We started when the three co-founders / co-directors (Chris Woodfield, Heather McClure and Chris Byrne) met in 2015/16 to set up Aberystwyth University’s Sustainability Society. We started collecting food waste from Morrisons supermarket in Aberystwyth and fast-forward to 2019, we have recently received our second major grant funding success to now establish a community and environmental hub in the centre of Aberystwyth.  

We are a Living Wage Foundation accredited employer.  


Our approach

Is centred on 5 overarching components:

1. Honest, Open and Fair

2. People-centred

3. Holistic

4. Inclusive and Participatory

5. Ambitious 

Our values

We are grounded in 3 key values:

1. Happiness

2. Community

3. Creativity