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Lynas Foodservice awarded community contract

Caterforce member Lynas Foodservice has secured a  deal with the Department for Communities to help the most vulnerable people in its area.

The foodservice wholesaler – which has sites both north and south of the Irish border – has been awarded the £1.25 million contract to supply weekly food boxes to people shielding in their homes from Covid-19.

The new business win will run until the end of March and will see Lynas Foodservice delivering 50 different household essentials in the weekly packages.

“We’re a third-generation family business that is rooted to the local community,” said Managing Director Andrew Lynas.

“We’re delighted we can play our part in delivering much-needed help and support to those who need it at a time when it’s needed most.

“Delivering food boxes last year really made a difference to those who received them and we’re all thrilled that we can play such a key role in supporting the local community once more.”

It’s not the first time Lynas has worked with the Department for Communities since the pandemic began after picking up similar deliveries in April 2020 during the first wave.

“It’s great to see wholesalers like Lynas Foodservice helping the most vulnerable in their communities, especially at a time when so many of their regular customers are closed, and they are facing severe financial pressure themselves,” said FWD Chief Executive, James Bielby.

“Food wholesalers have had a raw deal from the UK Government in the past year, and initiatives like this demonstrate just how valuable they are to communities, small food and drink businesses, and the economy.”

The Lynas project has hallmarks of the widespread effort made by Brakes and Bidfood to deliver to homes across England in 2020.

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