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Sainsbury's celebrates 20 years of Fareshare by donating 10,000 Christmas dinners

Sainsbury's has pledged a donation of nearly 10,000 turkeys together with a range of fruit and vegetables to offer a Christmas dinner to those in need over the week of Christmas.

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Sainsbury's celebrates 20 years of Fareshare by donating 10,000 Christmas dinners

Sainsbury's has pledged a donation of nearly 10,000 turkeys together with a range of fruit and vegetables to offer a Christmas dinner to those in need over the week of Christmas.

Taste the Difference and By Sainsbury's turkeys and turkey crowns are being donated in partnership with poultry supplier Faccenda.

Earlier this month, Sainsbury's also pledged a year's worth of fruit and veg supplies to charities through its fresh produce suppliers. The turkey donations alone will provide around 100,000 portions of meat over Christmas week.

The Fareshare charity, which was founded by Sainsbury's in partnership with Crisis twenty years ago, is adding Christmas food to its traditional year-round donations to charities across the country in the run-up to the festive season.

Sainsbury's fresh produce business unit director Charlotte Rhodes said: “I'm delighted that we're able to help those in need this Christmas with our donation of turkeys. It adds to our extensive donations of fresh fruit and vegetables and other goods all year round. Together with Fareshare we're committed to getting food to those who need it most.”

FareShare’s director of food Mark Varney added:  “This is a really welcome addition at this time of year that we can pass onto our charity members across the UK who help some of the most vulnerable and socially excluded people in need. 

“We have the capacity and space to handle large volumes of surplus food and to redistribute it to great and wide effect. 

“We would urge other suppliers and food industry companies that have surplus food, particularly turkeys, to get in touch.”

 

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