Young’s Seafood has donated over 3,250 meals to food redistributor FareShare in order to support community food charities across the UK.
The meal donations will be going to 13 school breakfast and after school clubs, 15 hostels and supported housing for the homeless and 28 lunch clubs for vulnerable adults and older people. The donated meals included a variety of fish dishes appealing to both adults and children.
The donation of these products marks the beginning of a long term, national partnership between the seafood processor and FareShare.
FareShare has played a huge role in supporting families and individuals for many years, providing over 900,000 people with meals on a weekly basis. Its services have become more vital than ever as the COVID-19 pandemic forced more people to look for support from food banks and local support groups.
“Supplying a broad range of food products to our charity networks is vital in ensuring that we not only support those who need it most, but that we provide healthy options for them too.”
Simon Smith, CEO at Young’s Seafood said: “It is really positive to be developing our relationship with FareShare following this latest donation, and we are pleased to see the impact this is making on local communities.
“Fish is an excellent source of protein, vitamins and Omega 3, and at Young’s we believe that everyone, no matter what their circumstance, should be able to access the health benefits of seafood. Therefore, by partnering with great initiatives such as FareShare, we help reduce food waste and ensure that fish really is for all. This is a key component in our ‘Fish for Life’ programme and also helps to support the UN’s ‘Zero Hunger’ Sustainability Development Goal (SDG), which we include in our broader sustainability targets.
“We are looking forward to continuing our work with the team over the next year and finding new innovative ways to support their great work on a national scale.”
James Persad, head of marketing and communications at FareShare said: “We were thrilled with the latest provision from Young’s Seafood. Supplying a broad range of food products to our charity networks is vital in ensuring that we not only support those who need it most, but that we provide healthy options for them too.
“Coronavirus has put a huge strain on frontline charities across the UK, therefore provisions such as these can make a huge difference to the lives of many.”