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Cargill grows partnership with FareShare
Published:  07 July, 2017

Poultry processor Cargill has announced a new agreement to supply FareShare, an organisation fighting hunger by tackling food waste, with fresh chicken every week free of charge. 

This new agreement will help FareShare grow its capacity to redistribute even more food to communities in need in the south west of England.

Cargill has partnered with FareShare since 2009, providing over £600,000 in funding to help the charity address food waste. 

“By setting up a fresh chicken supply chain, Cargill is helping FareShare provide communities with access to a steady supply of safe, nutritious and affordable food,” said Chris Hall, general manager for the fresh chicken business at Cargill. “Cargill is delighted to expand its support to FareShare by helping to set up this critical supply chain.”

“Fresh meat is the most in-demand food category for FareShare and demand always outstrips supply,” said Charlie Mason, operations manager at FareShare South West. “The new Cargill chicken supply chain will supply our charity customers with a regular source of high-end protein with which to supply their service users.”

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ Voices of the Hungry, 2016 Report, an estimated 8.4 million people in the UK are struggling to eat. At the same time, at least 270,000 tonnes of surplus food from the UK food and drink industry could be redistributed to feed people each year – enough for 650 million meals (WRAP).