A partnership between tinned food importer LDH (La Doria) and FareShare has seen more than 430 tonnes of surplus food – equivalent to one million meals – saved from waste and redistributed onto frontline charities across the UK.
“It is a great privilege to be associated with FareShare and the vital work they do in providing food to vulnerable children and families. LDH (La Doria) Ltd is proud that the milestone of having donated products that have helped to provide 1 million meals has been reached, and we look forward to our continued partnership with FareShare in their efforts to fight hunger.”
CEO of LDH, Barry Fine
LDH has been working with FareShare for four years to ensure its surplus food gets to the communities who need it most, with LDH’s surplus stock having so far been redistributed by FareShare onto thousands of charities supporting vulnerable people – including schools, rehabilitation centres, community centres and food banks.
As demand has soared through the Covid-19 pandemic, with FareShare having more than doubled the amount of food it redistributes, the LDH partnership helps to make a significant difference for the charities and vulnerable people FareShare supports.
Lindsey Boswell, FareShare Chief Executive, said: “Supplying thousands of local charities across the UK, it is partnerships with the food industry such as LDH (La Doria) which enable us to work towards our mission of ensuring no good food goes to waste by getting it onto the plates of people who need it most.
“With more than two million tonnes of edible food going to waste each year by the food industry and more than eight million people struggling to access good quality food, there’s never been a more important time to work with FareShare, and we look forward to building on our work with LDH in the future.”