Thanks to our partnership with the food poverty charity network FareShare and our new partner, The Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP), our restaurants have donated over 140 tonnes of food, the equivalent of 335,000 meals, to those who need them most during the coronavirus pandemic.
In support of Stop Food Waste Day, donations from our restaurants have included over 173,000 eggs, 2000 packs of cheese, 3000 gammon steaks as well as other essential fresh items such as milk, tomatoes, bananas and potatoes.
Since lockdown measures began in March, FareShare has seen a 90% increase in the amount of food it’s getting out to frontline charities as well as a threefold increase in the number of charities applying to receive food.
In the last four weeks, TRJFP delivered over 800 isolation packs made up of food and other essentials to those in isolation in Wakefield and Leeds. It also provided 303 food parcels free-of-charge to NHS staff in Leeds and Wakefield as well as meals to those working in hospitals in Leeds and Wakefield through other local charities and restaurants.