Fareshare Food Partner, Nationwide Produce donates 500,000 meals to people in need

Fareshare Food Partner, Nationwide Produce has provided 217 tonnes of good-to-eat surplus food, which may otherwise go to waste, to FareShare. The food, which is the equivalent of 500,000 meals, will go to FareShare’s network of nearly 9,500 charities across the UK.

“We are proud to have hit such a monumental milestone of donating 500,000 meals to 3825 charities across the UK via Fareshare.” Says Scott Hollins, Managing Director at Nationwide Produce Evesham. 

Scott goes on to say “We have always been happy to help and support them, especially since the cost-of-living crisis. We are focused on continuing to make a positive impact and we are excited to continue our ever-evolving partnership with Fareshare.”

Since we started working with Fareshare on the Covid Crisis project back in January 2020, where we distributed 18 million meals as part of a £16m DEFRA-funded project, we have mapped out a strategy to minimise food waste.

Fareshare redistributes good food, which would otherwise go to waste, to frontline charities and community groups that support people in need. These groups then turn the surplus food into nutritional meals or food parcels for those who need it most. We are pleased to say we have helped 3825 charities across the UK with our regular donations of fresh fruit and vegetables. 

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After working together for almost 3 years, we have donated 217 tonnes of surplus food. This has been calculated by Fareshare as 420g of surplus food = 1 meal

Scott Hollins, MD of Nationwide Evesham, said “Our partnership has a positive impact on people across the UK. We would certainly encourage anyone thinking of partnering with Fareshare to do so.” 

Donating surplus food has never been easier, we get in touch with our dedicated Supply Chain and Logistics officer, they sort all of the logistics and supply us with a pallet label. This process ensures that good food doesn’t go to waste.  

Ben Read, Commercial Officer at FareShare, said:

“The cost of living crisis has seen demand for our food skyrocket, as millions of people in the UK are being pushed into food insecurity. We’re incredibly grateful for the support and efforts made by Nationwide Produce, to help us get good-to-eat, surplus food to people who need it.”

Fareshare food partner, Nationwide hit 500,000 meal milestone
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