Bidfood and Bidvest Logistics have donated over 100,000 meals to the charity FareShare in the last eight months.
FareShare diverts surplus food that may otherwise go to waste, to charities and community groups across the UK, who then transform products into nutritious meals to feed vulnerable families.
“At Bidfood, we are always conscious of minimising food waste, however we do accept on occasions that we will have excess stock,” said Jim Gouldie, director of Bidfood’s supply chain and technical services. “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.”
The sister companies have nine of their combined 30 sites linked to FareShare and will pair up with further sites in the future as part of their target to send zero food waste to landfill.
“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,” commented Lindsay Boswell, CEO of FareShare.