FareShare: Combating food waste at retail is a beneficial and 'necessary business cost'
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Brakes hits huge target in partnership with FareShare: food for 10 million meals

Produce Business edited news release

UK foodservice supplier Brakes recently celebrated a milestone moment – it has helped shepherd the equivalent of 10 million meals to the charity FareShare. 

Brakes began its partnership with FareShare more than 10 years ago, but it has blossomed during the past few critical years and especially through the COVID-19 pandemic. Brakes, in fact, was honoured as a FareShare Leading Food Partner for 2024. 

“While we always want to minimise surplus food, there are times when it is unavoidable,” Paul Nieduszynski, CEO of Sysco GB, said. “That’s when it is reassuring to know that we have partners like FareShare on hand to ensure that we are helping to support some fantastic charities, providing wholesome food that supports people who most need it. When many people are struggling to make ends meet it’s good to know that Brakes and Sysco are playing their part in helping FareShare in its vital role.” 

Donations from Brakes support charities served by FareShare across the UK, including community centres, lunch clubs, schools and hospices. 

Sysco has been an integral partner, as well, and will continue to be as it strives to provide $500m to communities, including 200 million meals by 2025, as part of its Global Good Goal.

“We are incredibly grateful to the support from Brakes,” Lucy Allison, Head of Key Food Partnerships at FareShare said. “This food has made an enormous difference to support our network of 8,500 charities and community groups across the UK, including homelessness charities. Without support from Brakes and Sysco, we would not be able to combat the environmental impact of food waste for social good, strengthening communities up and down the country.” 



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