Food surplus scheme creates 80,000 meals

By James Ridler contact

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Greenyard Frozen's work with FareShare has helped to create 80k meals
Greenyard Frozen's work with FareShare has helped to create 80k meals

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Fruit and vegetable producer Greenyard Frozen has helped create 80,000 meals for vulnerable people through its partnership with food charity FareShare.

The producer has packaged up excess purple carrots to be redistributed through FareShare’s network of frontline charities, supporting the process with a separate production line, as FareShare’s Surplus with Purpose Fund covered the additional processing and labour costs.

Laura Dixon, customer service manager at Greenyard Frozen, said: “We’ve worked with FareShare for many years, during which time they’ve helped us redistribute excess packed stock from our business to those in need.

“But by using the Government grant​ [in this campaign], we were able to pack stock specifically for FareShare, which was in bulk storage within our business. It was a real game-changer, opening the door for us to increase our support to FareShare.”

Food firms could be eligible for up to £50k of funding from the Surplus with Purpose Fund to help cover the costs of processing surplus foods.

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