Oddbox began as a seedling in a market in Portugal. Our founders, Emilie and Deepak, were browsing the fresh, beautiful, sometimes funny-looking fruit & veg on offer. It struck them that they only ever saw identical, aesthetically pleasing produce in UK supermarkets. Why was that?
They did some digging and learned that up to 40% of all produce in the UK is wasted before it leaves farms. Why? Because it doesn’t look “right” or because too much was grown - despite being fresh, beautiful, and totally tasty.
Something needed to change. They knew if they could bring together hardworking producers and people who loved fresh fruit & veg — no matter what it looked like — they could build something with long-lasting impact.
And so, Oddbox was born.
From humble beginnings with a handful of customers, we now work directly with farmers to deliver thousands of boxes of fantastic fruit & veg every week, with the community growing bigger and stronger every day.
We're now on the hunt for passionate individuals to join us in our mission to fight food waste (to save the planet).
How are we making a difference?
FRUIT & VEG
15,863 tonnes rescued.
That’s equivalent to how much food 34,485 people would eat in a year.
17,347 tonnes prevented.
That’s enough energy to power 3,966 houses for a year.
1,697 million litres saved.
That’s how much water 28,700 people would drink in their lifetime.
Perks & Benefits
An exciting opportunity to be part of a sustainable challenger brand at a time where we are scaling rapidly, helping reduce food waste one carrot at a time.
33 days holiday per year (incl. Bank Holidays)
4 'Not-Sick' Days per Year
Access to Health Cash Plan
Cycle to Work Scheme
Learning & Development Budget
2 days Volunteering Allowance per year
Discount on Oddbox fruit and veg
Employee perks via Perkbox & Charlie HR
Flexible Working Hours
We actively encourage people from a
variety of backgrounds with different experiences, skills and stories to join
us and influence and develop our working practice. We are particularly keen to
hear from people of colour and candidates who self-identify as disabled. Oddbox
is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from
individuals are encouraged regardless of age, caring responsibilities,
disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy
and maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.
This month we caught up with our People & Business Operations Fiona to talk about...
Oddbox is a community-powered weekly rescue mission to save delicious, fresh fruit and veg which is deemed ‘too big’, ‘too ugly’, the ‘wrong colour', or simply ‘too many’ from going to waste. It delivers its boxes directly from the growers to people’s doorsteps across London, the South and the Midlands.
With food waste being a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, Oddbox is building a community that together can play its part in fighting food waste and tackling climate change. A proud B Corp with over seven million boxes delivered since it launched in 2016, Oddbox has already saved 13,790 tonnes of food waste with a goal of saving 150,000 tonnes by 2025.
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