A five-figure donation has been made towards FareShare East Anglia to ensure its vital work can continue during these uncertain times.
We decided to support the good cause to allow it to pay for vital extra transport and staffing costs to make sure that more emergency food packages continue to be delivered.
FareShare East Anglia is based out of Ipswich and works with 71 local charities to stop good food from going to waste and redistributing it to charities and community groups across the East of England.
Central England Co-op Chief Executive Debbie Robinson said: “As a co-operative retailer, we want to make sure we are leading the way for our communities during this difficult time.
“This is why we have arranged a donation to FareShare East Anglia to pay for extra deliveries of vital food packages across the region.”
This comes after we previously made a similar five-figure donation to FareShare Midlands to again cover transport and staffing costs for the vital organisation.
The retailer already works with FareShare Midlands on a ground-breaking food redistribution project that sees all best before food items and non-food goods that cannot be sold taken to the Society’s Food Distribution Centre, in Leicester, where it is then delivered to FareShare who send them to support dozens of local charities.
For more details about the vital work they do visit www.fareshare.org.uk