VIDEO: Go inside Finland’s first ever surplus supermarket

New concept store aims to reduce food poverty and food waste.


Finland’s first ever ‘surplus supermarket’ opened recently in Helsinki’s Kalasatama district.

The WeFood store takes donated items from manufacturers and partner supermarkets and sells them at discounted prices.

All the groceries are perfectly fine to eat, but maybe they’re nearing their expiry date, or the packaging is damaged. Either way, regular supermarkets don’t want to put them on their own shelves, so they donate them to WeFood.

The concept is modeled on a Danish initiative, and is run here by Finn Church Aid.

WeFood offers savings up to 50% from normal supermarket prices and aims to help reduce food poverty in Finland, as well as food waste.

Go inside the new store in our video, or read more in our original story.