DOMINO’S DELIVERS A FURTHER 40,000 MEALS TO HELP FARESHARE SUPPORT THOSE IN NEED THIS CHRISTMAS
Delivery takes total meals provided to over 100,000 in three-year partnership
Domino’s, the nation’s best loved pizza, has provided surplus ingredients to FareShare to make the equivalent of 40,000 meals to help feed vulnerable people this Christmas. The delivery comes at a time when FareShare’s charity members and the people they support are most in need, following increased demand from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This latest delivery of surplus food takes Domino’s total contribution to over 42 tonnes of food, the equivalent of over 100,000 meals, since its partnership with FareShare began in 2017. The food is then redistributed to schools, homeless shelters, and community cafes up and down the country to support those living in food poverty, and to reduce food waste.
FareShare is the UK’s largest food redistribution charity and works with more than 11,000 frontline charities, not-for-profit organisations and community groups to provide food to vulnerable people across the UK. The impact of Covid-19 has meant FareShare has seen an increased demand for food, with the equivalent of 3 million meals redistributed every week at the height of the pandemic. Throughout December, the equivalent of over 2 million meals were provided each week, with FareShare anticipating the demand to increase in the New Year.
Domino’s work with FareShare builds on the support it has provided to communities through the pandemic, including a £4 million pizza giveaway to those on the frontline, as well as its Local Legends campaign which awarded a year’s supply of free pizza to key workers to enjoy with their households and colleagues.
Dominic Paul, CEO, Domino’s Pizza Group, said: “The festive period can be challenging for many people and the pandemic has only exacerbated this for those most in need. We hope this donation will go some way to making a positive difference in helping fewer people go hungry this Christmas. We’re really proud to have worked with FareShare by donating more than 100,000 meals over the last three years. Tackling hunger and food waste remains exceptionally important to us and we look forward to strengthening our partnership with some exciting initiatives in the year ahead.”
FareShare CEO, Lindsay Boswell said: “Christmas is a crucial time for both our partner charities working on the frontline and those who need their help. Supporting over 11,000 charities and community groups across the UK, it’s our work with food partners such as Domino’s that enables FareShare to divert a range of nutritious food to those facing food poverty. We are truly thankful for the support of Domino’s and look forward to developing our work with them to help reach even more people in need.”
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FareShare is the UK’s largest food redistribution charity, with more than 30 warehouses across the UK. It takes food from the food industry that can’t be sold in shops, either because of packaging errors, a short shelf life or overproduction. That food, which is the same as the food you’d eat at home, is then redistributed through a network of 11,000 frontline organisations, across the UK such as homeless hostels, school breakfast clubs, domestic violence refuges, older people’s lunch clubs, food banks and hospices. Since the pandemic, FareShare has more than doubled its work, providing the equivalent of more than 2 million meals a week to people who might not otherwise eat.