Gordon Rhodes Ltd, based in Bradford, has been working with a local charity to redistribute over 900kg of surplus gourmet sauce mixes to its network of organisations in the region.
The products, which will create over 77,00 meals have been donated to FareShare, the UK’s largest charity fighting food waste and hunger. The charity takes good-to-eat, surplus food, that may otherwise go to waste and sorts it in its regional centres including, FareShare Yorkshire, who alone redistributes food to over 400 charities, schools and community groups in the region who turn it into nutritious meals for individuals facing food poverty.
The gourmet sauce mixes are easy to use with vegetables, meat or fish and can be scaled up to produce delicious meals, which make them ideal for use by FareShare’s network of charities.
Jonathan Batchelor, Brand Manager at Gordon Rhodes commented: “We’re proud to be able to contribute this substantial donation and support the fantastic work that FareShare Yorkshire does, especially as the demand for surplus food is as high as ever and likely to increase as the cost-of-living crisis worsens. We have seen first-hand how important donations of this kind are to disadvantaged communities and the difference they make by ensuring vulnerable people have food to eat.”
Jonathan Williams, Head of Development at FareShare Yorkshire, which operates centres in Barnsley and Leeds said: “We are deeply grateful for the support of vital partners like Gordon Rhodes. On an average week these organisations feed over 30,000 people, so providing them with food resources like sauces is a massive boost to sustain or enhance their work.”