Faccenda marks donating quarter of a million meals to charity
Faccenda has provided a quarter of a million meals worth of chicken to food redistribution charity FareShare, as the two celebrated the second anniversary of their partnership.
The partnership has seen the poultry company donate one tonne of chicken every week from its Telford site to the charity’s West Midlands regional centre, which in turn provides over 2,000 meals a week for vulnerable people living in the region.
The chicken is redistributed by FareShare to over 100 frontline charities and community groups throughout the West Midlands, including homeless shelters, lunch clubs for older people at risk of social isolation and community centres in deprived areas.
Receiving a regular delivery of chicken enables these charities to provide a source of protein for their beneficiaries, many of whom are malnourished or otherwise unable to access fresh meat.
The regularity of Faccenda’s donations also means that FareShare’s charity members can plan their meals around a reliable supply of fresh protein.
Andy Dawkins, managing director of Faccenda, commented: “Working with FareShare has really made us think again about the value of the food we produce and the power it has to improve the lives of people in need.
“We’re all incredibly proud to support FareShare and the fantastic work they do, and look forward to continuing this for a long time to come.”
Lindsay Boswell, CEO of FareShare, added: “As the first major poultry processor to consistently deliver chicken to FareShare week in week out, the impact of our partnership has been transformative.
“A regular supply of meat to our frontline charity members helps them provide nutritious meals for those in need and makes it easier for them to deliver services which lift people out of poverty and hunger long term. Since we started working together, Faccenda has always understood the enormous social value their food can have and they remain a very special partner two years on.”