Since March 2020 McCain Foods has donated the equivalent of 1 million meals to leading food charity FareShare which supports vulnerable people facing food insecurity throughout the UK.
During this time, McCain Foods have supported over 3000 charities and community groups within the FareShare network who have benefitted from receiving McCain Foods surplus. This includes raw potatoes, as well as a range of frozen potato products from their portfolio including oven chips and jacket potatoes. McCain Foods have been supporting FareShare with food supplies since 2013, developing thriving communities is a key part of the company’s global sustainability commitments.
By providing charities and community groups with these delicious frozen surplus products, it ensures the organisations have food on hand to create nutritious meals for their beneficiaries. This vital support helps FareShare to continue to meet increased demand for food.
Mark Hodge, Marketing Director, McCain Foods said: “As a family-run business, helping local communities has always been a priority for McCain and we’re immensely proud to have reached one million donations to FareShare. It’s a huge achievement for our business and our teams who have worked tirelessly to get the products to those in need during the pandemic. However, we must also recognise just how many people were in need. As families now manage the rising cost of living, our focus remains on supporting thriving communities, a key part of which includes our close partnership with FareShare.”
Lindsay Boswell, Chief Executive, FareShare said: “We are very grateful to McCain Foods for their ongoing support, especially since the pandemic began. Demand for our food is as high as it’s ever been, with families and vulnerable individuals experiencing difficult hardship with the current rising cost of living. The vital food supplies from McCain Foods allow us to continue supporting communities and getting good-to-eat surplus food onto the plates of those who need it. We look forward to continuing our partnership with McCain Foods.”