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Apetito joins forces with FareShare to tackle food poverty

1st Mar 2024 - 05:00
Apetito partners with FareShare to tackle food poverty
Meals provider Apetito has started a national partnership with ‘the UK’s biggest food redistribution charity’ FareShare to fight hunger, tackle food waste and alleviate poverty.

Throughout 2023 FareShare redistributed over 54,000 tonnes of food, enabling the organisations it works with to provide around one million meals a week.

Apetito UK’s chief executive and chairman Paul Freeston along with Lee Sheppard, director of corporate affairs, policy and sustainability at Apetito, visited the FareShare Southwest Bristol warehouse to see first-hand how they redistribute the food it receives from suppliers.

Sheppard said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with FareShare, an organisation that shares our values and profound commitment to making a real difference. We recognise the importance of addressing food waste and this partnership supports our pledge to ensuring our surplus ingredients and meals are going to help those who really need it.

“Whilst we previously sent no food waste to landfill, it’s extremely rewarding to now know that any waste food that would have been sent for energy recovery, is now able to support charities and organisations doing incredible work.”

Before Christmas, Apetito donated over 8,000 individual Christmas puddings bringing ‘festive cheer’ to charities and organisations in Preston and Southampton.

Apetito is giving FareShare over 2,000 Victoria sponge and chocolate celebration cakes, which are now being distributed to charitable organisations in Newcastle, Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, Edinburgh and Southampton.

George Wright, chief executive at FareShare, added: “We are looking forward to building on this relationship and ensuring that no good food goes to waste, through regular food collections and redistribution both locally and nationally. It’s a partnership based on shared values and doing the right thing – food should never be wasted when so many people are living in poverty and need our help.”

Written by
Edward Waddell