FareShare and Brakes as well as the Sysco Speciality Group (SSG), have manged to provide enough surplus food to make almost two million meals to vulnerable families in 2021, with eight million meals provided for vulnerable people since the partnership began in 2010.
The teams at Brakes and SSG ensure that surplus food does not go to waste, by maintaining oversight of the lifecycle of our stock and working with charities including FareShare to redistribute food.
Stuart Smith, merchandising director, Sysco GB, said: “We firmly believe that food should not be wasted, and are focused on minimising surplus wherever possible. As we all face significant increases in the cost of living, FareShare’s work to redistribute food to those families most in need has never been more important. We’re proud to partner with FareShare and reach this significant milestone of sharing over eight million meals.”
Emma Brown, FareShare’s commercial manager, added: “We have been working with Brakes and SSG for 12 years to redistribute good quality surplus food to charities and community groups across the UK. We’re grateful for our partnership which enables us to continue supporting those most in need around the UK.”