We all love a treat from Greggs once in a while (or more!), but now one employee has claimed that a shocking amount of the bakery’s famous goods are going to waste at the end of the day.

A TikTok video went viral for revealing just how much food is thought to be wasted by the British bakery chain in one particular branch.

The video, posted by user @lord.nicc566, showed at least six bags of food – including sandwiches, doughnuts and a countless number of baked goods – allegedly being taken straight to the bin.

The video had more than 360,000 views and almost 50,000 likes on TikTok before being deleted.

The user, dressed in a Greggs uniform, said the food allegedly being chucked out was made that day and the amount “could literally feed one homeless shelter for a day”.


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The video had more than 3,000 comments from people saying just how concerned they are at all the food thought to be going to waste.

One user said: “I don’t understand why companies don’t just donate it if it’s getting binned anyways.”

Another said: “Proof that there is no such thing as a food shortage, but an accessibility shortage”.

One even alleged: “My friend has worked in Greggs for 14 years and told me about how the food gets thrown. Not even the staff can have it. It’s obscene!”

Many users also suggested that the food should be donated to homeless shelters or charities or be re-sold at a discounted price.

In response, a Greggs spokesperson said: “Greggs is committed to sustainability and reducing food waste in our stores – we had partnerships with 1,700 charity organisations across the U.K. at the end of 2019, regularly collecting unsold food from our shops.

“The company strives to have shops teamed up with local charities, but this is not always the case in areas and due to a number of reasons, primarily where a charity partnership is not available - which might be the issue in this case.

“As announced in the Greggs Pledge, the Company is aiming to create 25% less food waste by 2025 than in 2018, and will continue to work towards 100 per cent of surplus food going to those most in need.”

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