Bidfood companies donate over 100,000 meals to those in need

09/08/2017 - 07:00
Foodservice provider Bidfood and its sister company, Bidvest Logistics, have donated over 100,000 meals to feed people in need this year, through their work with the food charity FareShare.

With nine of their combined 30 sites linked to FareShare, the companies have donated all surplus stock to the charity, which is then transformed into nutritious meals by community groups and offered to vulnerable people and families across the UK.

Jim Gouldie, Bidfood’s supply chain and technical services director said: “We’re delighted to be working with this fantastic organisation to ensure that any surplus stock is going to those in need.

“At Bidfood, we are always conscious of minimising food waste, however we do accept on occasions that we will have excess stock. We’re proud of our ethical and sustainable credentials and it made sense that we develop partnerships with charities including FareShare, to use any excess stock for the good of the communities around us.”

Lindsay Boswell, chief executive of FareShare commented: “It’s great to have companies like Bidfood and Bidvest Logistics on board and we can’t thank them enough for being proactive about preventing unnecessary food going to waste and making the process so easy for our teams on the ground.

“It’s been a great success with the sites involved so far and we look forward to seeing how our partnership strengthens and evolves over the coming months and years.”

In a bid to reach their zero food to landfill target, both Bidfood and Bidvest Logistics have claimed that they will continue to work with FareShare in the future and pair up more of their sites.

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