Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has thanked the charity FareShare for providing 81.1 tonne of food to charities in the constituency.
Over the last year, FareShare Greater Manchester supplied the equivalent of 193145 meals to 7 charities across the Denton and Reddish constituency.
The charity has doubled their operations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and nationally they have been providing the equivalent of 4 meals per second to those in need.
FareShare is a national network of charitable food redistributors, made up of 18 independent organisations. Together, they take good quality surplus food from right across the food industry and get it to almost 11,000 frontline charities and community groups.
The charity is currently asking for support from the UK Government to fund their ‘Surplus With Purpose’ scheme to the tune of £5 million per annum, which would both alleviate hunger and tackle climate change.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“The Covid crisis means that it’s been an incredibly difficult year and food poverty has sadly risen.
“On behalf of everyone in the Denton and Reddish constituency, I’d like to thank FareShare for their fantastic work in providing so many meals to local people.
“I strongly support FareShare’s work and hope that the Government will fund the ‘Surplus With Purpose’ scheme.”