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Amazon employees volunteer at a local food bank in the Puget Sound region of Washington state
Amazon employees volunteer at a local food bank in the Puget Sound region of Washington state

Product Donations

At Amazon facilities around the world, we are continuously expanding initiatives to maximise the positive impact of our surplus inventory. We contribute food and non-food product donations to hundreds of food banks and nonprofits, reducing landfill waste and helping our local communities.
Product Donations by the Numbers
  • £7.1 million
    Worth of products donated to In Kind Direct, a national charity in the UK.
  • 37.5 Million
    Meals donated by Amazon and Whole Foods to communities in need across the U.S.
  • 200,000 Pounds
    Household essentials donated to Feeding America through Amazon's product donation program.
  • 97%
    Third-party sellers in the U.S. donate surplus inventory to local charities.

Amazon works with In Kind Direct, a national charity in the UK that manages the donation of surplus products to charities across the country. Since partnering with In Kind Direct, we have donated more than £7 million worth of products. In 2019 alone, we donated £1 million to
1,808 charitable organisations in regions across the UK, including household products, clothing, stationery, home improvements products, electronics and toys.

Vauxhall Neighbourhood Council (VNC) in Liverpool is one charity that has benefited from Amazon donations last year. VNC has a history of delivering a range of support services to the local community since the early 1970s and is considered a lifeline in Northern Liverpool. VNC received a variety of product donations from Amazon, including a ViewSonic projector, footwear and toys, which were used to run some of the charity’s services and projects.

Across Europe we collaborate with local food banks and non-food charities to donate products to communities in need. Amazon is a long-term partner of the German nonprofit Innatura, which brokers in-kind donations to charitable organisations. Through this partnership, Amazon has donated to more than 1,500 charities benefiting nearly 500,000 individuals and families in Germany with donations including toys, shoes, clothing, and drugstore items, among others.

Amazon partners with Feeding America and Good360 to donate surplus inventory and distribute products to communities in need across the U.S. In 2019, Amazon and Whole Foods Market donated 37.5 million meals and 200,000 pounds (90,700 kilograms) of household essentials to Feeding America through its donation programme.

Amazon is also investing in automated systems that enable third-party sellers to donate their surplus inventory to local charities. This new program has quickly become popular, with 97% of sellers on Amazon in the U.S. opting to donate their surplus inventory. This programme also launched in the UK with nine local charity partners and will expand to France by the end of 2020. In the last three months of 2019 alone, third-party sellers donated a combined 3 million products to communities in need through this new automated system.

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    In Kind Direct


    Amazon works with In Kind Direct, a national charity in the UK that manages the donation of surplus products to charities across the country. Since partnering with In Kind Direct, we have donated more than 8.7 million USD (£7 million) worth of products. In 2019 alone, we donated 1.2 million USD (£1 million) to over 2,000 charities and voluntary organizations across the UK.
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    Innatura


    Amazon is a long-term partner of the German nonprofit Innatura, which brokers in-kind donations to charitable organizations. Through this partnership, Amazon has donated to more than 1,500 charities benefiting nearly 500,000 individuals and families in Germany with donations including toys, shoes, clothing, and drugstore items, among others.
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    City Harvest UK


    In the UK, Amazon partners with City Harvest London to put surplus food to use in a sustainable way. City Harvest collects food from supermarkets, restaurants, manufacturers and other food business, and distributes it to community programs that serve meals to vulnerable people.
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    Feeding America


    Amazon partners with Feeding America to direct our surplus inventory to communities in need. Feeding America works alongside Amazon’s vast network to strategically partner nonprofit members and Amazon facilities to maximize the impact of these donations. Feeding America’s mission is to feed more than 37 million of America’s hungry through a nationwide network of 200 member food banks.
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    Good 360


    Amazon partners with Good360 to donate items that cannot be sold to those most in need. Good360’s mission is to transform lives by providing hope, dignity, and a sense of renewed possibility to individuals, families, and communities impacted by disasters or other challenging life circumstances who otherwise would struggle to find that hope. Good360 has 80,000+ nonprofit members (downstream charity partners) to whom they redistribute goods received from 400+ corporate donors.
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