College joins Too Good To Go to help fight food waste

In a bid to fight food waste, South Essex College has joined the popular online platform ‘Too Good To Go’.

Too Good To Go is an initiative whereby businesses can sell their surplus food which would otherwise be thrown away. In turn, locals snap up delicious treats for a fraction of the price.

Customers can reserve ‘magic bags’ using the Too Good To Go app on their phone and collect within the allocated time slot. The magic bags are a surprise and contain anything from freshly cooked meals and sandwiches to fresh fruit and vegetables, or a combination, it just depends on what is left over at the end of the day!

The college has rolled out the scheme at its Luker Road campus and is looking to potentially expand to other campuses at a later date. Magic bags cost just £3 each.

Graeme Collie, Head of Commercial Catering at the college said it was a fantastic initiative.

He said: “Of course, we do what we can to minimise food waste in the first place, but there are times where food is left over, so what better way to put it to good use as it is perfectly fine to eat.

“This initiative is just one of many things we are doing as part of our sustainability programme to help the environment. We hope it can make people think twice before throwing perfectly good food away.”

To find out more about Too Good To Go, visit