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Brakes and Sysco provide nearly two million meals for vulnerable people

Almost two million meals were provided to vulnerable people in 2021, thanks to a partnership between FareShare, Brakes and Sysco Speciality Group.

Last year’s figures also helped take the amount of surplus food provided to eight million meals since the partnership began in 2010.

The numbers represent how the relationship has developed in that time, with plenty of people in need benefiting, including low-income families, homeless shelters and community groups.

“We firmly believe that food should not be wasted, and are focused on minimising surplus wherever possible,” said Sysco GB’s Merchandising Director, Stuart Smith.

“As we all face significant increases in the cost of living, FareShare’s work to redistribute food to those families most in need has never been more important. We’re proud to partner with FareShare and reach this significant milestone of sharing over eight million meals.”

The dedicated teams at Brakes and SSG ensure that surplus food does not go to waste, by maintaining careful oversight of the lifecycle of our stock and working with charities including FareShare to redistribute food.

“We have been working with Brakes and SSG for 12 years to redistribute good quality surplus food to charities and community groups across the UK,” added FareShare’s Commercial Manager, Emma Brown.

“We’re grateful for our partnership which enables us to continue supporting those most in need around the UK.”

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