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Celebrating World Food Day: Ensuring the most vulnerable have access to food

The British Poultry Council is proud to be supporting FareShare, an excellent redistribution charity, that is fighting hunger and food waste by taking food from manufacturers that would otherwise go waste and delivering it to frontline charities and community groups that support the vulnerable – including homeless hostels, children’s breakfast clubs and lunch clubs for older people. These organisations transform the food into nutritious meals that they serve up alongside life-changing support.

BPC Chief Executive, Richard Griffiths, said:
“Ensuring everyone has access to safe, wholesome and nutritious food is a fundamental part of achieving food security for our nation. We are delighted that many of our member businesses are supporting FareShare in helping families, children and individuals up and down the UK to meet their basic needs.

We know that surplus food can provide a lifeline for people in need, which is why the poultry meat sector has taken a lead in sharing poultry products which might otherwise go to waste, with those who struggle to put food on the table.

Our partnership with FareShare aims to raise awareness and encourage other businesses to help FareShare in turning an environmental problem into a social solution. Our farmers and producers are very proud of producing safe, wholesome and nutritious food and there is no better feeling than being able to provide food to those who need it the most.

FareShare is the UK’s largest food redistribution charity, operating 21 Regional Centres across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, supporting over 6,700 frontline charities and community groups who provide meals for vulnerable people. The charity has worked with the food industry for over 20 years to identify quality food that has become surplus for simple reasons such as forecasting errors, mislabelling or short shelf life.

If you’re interested in working with FareShare to use your surplus food to feed people in need, please visit their website or send them an email them.

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