Avara becomes first meat processor to donate 1m meals to food charity FareShare

Through its regular weekly supply, and provision of surplus product, Avara Foods has become the first meat processor to donate the equivalent of 1 million meals to FareShare. “Our goal is to produce healthy, high quality food, that is available to all parts of our community. FareShare provides an indispensable service to communities up and down the country, so working with them to provide wholesome nutritious food is a great way to support their mission, our purpose and help thousands of people in need.  Reaching one million meals is a…

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The Caring Family Foundation launches Food From the Heart campaign to support children living in poverty

The Caring Family Foundation has partnered with FareShare and The Felix Project for their winter campaign ‘Food from the Heart’, with the aim to make a difference to the lives of children in the UK living in poverty. “The last year has seen the nation turn its attention to the reality of food poverty in the UK, however the situation is still extremely challenging for millions of families. We hope the Food From The Heart campaign can alleviate some of the pressure facing these families over Christmas and throughout next…

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FareShare celebrates the companies achieving the ‘gold standard’ in fighting food waste with new recognition scheme

FareShare, the UK’s largest food redistribution charity, is launching a new scheme to recognise food businesses in the supply chain which consistently divert their edible surplus food to charities and community groups. “We value each and every one of our food partners, but the Leading Food Partner badge recognises businesses who have achieved the gold standard when it comes to fighting food waste within their operations – those who are consistently getting surplus food to good causes,and taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint.”Lindsay Boswell, CEO at FareShare Over 100…

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Rush Group divert enough surplus fresh produce to provide 3 million meals

FareShare partner Rush Group have this month reached the milestone of providing 3 million meals for vulnerable families and individuals across the UK. “To reach this milestone of 3 million meals reaffirms our decision to direct surplus fresh produce to Fareshare. It’s heartwarming to know our produce is having a meaningful impact on the lives of many. We are proud to play our part. Fareshare’s Surplus for Purpose fund and their supportive team have been instrumental in making this possible  “The partnership has inspired us to go a step further…

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New data highlights the hidden carbon and water cost of food waste, as charity claims the issue has been ‘frozen out’ of COP

If food waste were a country it would be the third largest emitter of carbon globally, yet the issue has been largely ignored in climate discussions at COP, according to food charity FareShare. “These Carbon Trust figures show, from a carbon and water saving perspective, that the best destination for edible food will always be people’s plates.” James Persad, Head of Marketing and Engagement at FareShare In the UK, food waste accounts for between 6 and 7% of total greenhouse gas emissions, with an estimated 2m tonnes of perfectly edible…

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