2 Sisters donates over ‘200,000 meals’ to charity

By Mike Stones

- Last updated on GMT

Pictured with a van of donated food is Frank Bowker from Leigh Caring Kitchen (centre) with two FareShare volunteers
Pictured with a van of donated food is Frank Bowker from Leigh Caring Kitchen (centre) with two FareShare volunteers

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2 Sisters Food Group is teaming up with food redistribution charity FareShare to donate more than 200,000 meals’ worth of food to tackle hunger over Christmas and the New Year period.

The 84t of food included: cranberry sauce, carrots, peas, potatoes, Christmas puddings and turkey.

2 Sisters’ donation will allow FareShare to feed more than 200,000 people between Christmas and the second week of January through a network of charity partners. The charities include homeless shelters, lunch clubs for older people at risk of social isolation and community centres in deprived areas.

FareShare commercial director Alyson Walsh said: “The Christmas Food Collection really helps us in our work to provide good food to thousands of amazing front-line organisations in the UK, which support people who are struggling to feed themselves.

‘Provide food to thousands’

“Every single item of food donated - alongside the fresh food we already receive – will make a difference, so thank you to everyone who volunteered your time.”

The meals provide both much-needed nutritious meal and helps to build a support network for those who may otherwise have been alone during the festive period. 

According to one FareShare food recipient stated: “Good food gives you energy and lifts your mood. It’s a tremendous boost for people in tough times.”

‘People in tough times’

The food manufacturer thanked Bernard Matthews, Rick Beswick and transport specialists MRCT and NFT for their help in organising the donation.

The food donation is in addition to 2 Sisters’ contribution to the Tesco Food Collection project, which resulted in more than 8,400 meals’ worth of food being distributed in partnership with the Trussell Trust and FareShare.

Meanwhile, last month The Co-op revealed plans to donate 100,000 meals ​to vulnerable people during the run-up to Christmas, in partnership with FareShare.

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