National potato supplier donates one million meals to charity food network

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UK potato supplier Branston has hit the one million mark with the number of meals it has donated to the FareShare UK network of charitable food distributors. 

Having previously donated potatoes at various points throughout the year, since 2017, Branston has now set up regularly donations of up to six pallets of potatoes per week, from its sites in Lincoln, Taunton and Perth.

In doing so, Branston has delivered a total of 418 tonnes of potatoes (equating to the creation of more than one million meals) to the FareShare network of 1,426 food banks, hostels, refuges, community centres, older people’s lunch clubs, school clubs, and hospice charities.

Simon Telfer, Bransont’s human resources director, said: “Reaching this huge milestone is a proud moment for Branston. Supporting charitable organisations is a major part of our ethos and FareShare’s commitment to not only reducing food waste, but also providing nourishing meals for those in need, really resonates with us as a business.”

“Potatoes are a household staple that are easy to cook with and offer a range of nutritional benefits, making them an essential part of many meals. As more and more people are affected by the ongoing cost of living crisis, we’re so pleased to be supporting a range of charities that offer help to those in need, from food banks to community kitchens.”

“We’re proud to be able to contribute such an enormous donation, which has assisted FareShare’s incredible work in delivering the equivalent of almost 130 million meals throughout the last financial year, and we encourage more businesses to join forces with the charity and support communities in need,” Mr Telfer concluded.  

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