East Yorkshire poultry business helps Hull charity

One of Driffield’s biggest employers is lending its support to people in East Hull by donating chicken to a food poverty charity.

Middleton on the Wolds based Soanes Poultry is making a free weekly delivery of chicken to Hull based EMS that works with residents, community groups and local businesses in Hull, East Yorkshire, North and North East Lincolnshire to alleviate food and fuel poverty.

EMS’ chefs Nickolas Grant and Paul White have been using the chicken to create affordable meals including Mediterranean Chicken in Chinese Style Curry Sauce that are available from community fridges throughout the area.

EMS’ Chief Executive, Jan Boyd is delighted with the contribution that Soanes Poultry are making: “The donation from Soanes Poultry has been amazing.  All of the donated chicken has been included in a number of our feed up to a family of four ready meals for £2. The feedback from the residents has been very positive and they really look forward to what the week’s chicken meal will be. Needless to say it “flies” out of the fridges.”

The Freedom Food project which provides nutritious ready-meals to families in the area and delivers them to community fridges around Hull is one of the many ways that EMS are working with partner organisations, residents and community groups to develop effective projects that effect change. 

Head of Sales and Marketing at Soanes Poultry, Ben Lee said: “Our rural communities are the life blood of our business. Many of our loyal and hardworking team live in Hull and sell our award-winning chicken to local, family run independent shops in the area, so we’re proud that we are able to support local communities in these challenging and uncertain times.”

A family owned business Soanes Poultry have been rearing and preparing chicken since 1947. For details of where to buy Soanes Poultry, visit their website www.soanespoultry.co.uk