McDonald’s joins forces with FareShare to fund 1 million meals for UK families

10-23-2020

McDonald’s joins forces with FareShare to fund 1 million meals for UK families

McDonald’s UK is today announcing a partnership with FareShare to provide 1 million meals for families in need. The funding from McDonald’s will enable FareShare to redistribute food to families who need it most in the coming weeks.

Paul Pomroy, Chief Executive Officer, McDonald’s UK & Ireland said:

“As a business we are committed to supporting and serving the communities in which we operate. In these challenging times, we know it’s more important than ever to support those most in need.

“When we temporarily closed our restaurants in March, our people, franchisees and suppliers rallied to provide surplus food and support to food banks and charities.

“We were pleased that we were able to donate surplus food through FareShare and other organisations earlier this year, and we admire the fantastic work that FareShare continues to do to support families facing very tough situations. I am pleased to support the distribution of one million meals to the families most in need this Autumn, and I wish to thank and congratulate FareShare for everything they’re doing.”

Lindsay Boswell, FareShare CEO said:

"McDonalds is showing real leadership in supporting the most vulnerable in society to get access to healthy food at this critical time. The funding will enable the equivalent of 1 million meals to be redistributed to our charity network very swiftly, and we are very grateful for their urgent support."

McDonald’s is a proud member of the End Child Poverty Taskforce and supports the group’s efforts to end food poverty across the UK.

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Over the summer, McDonald’s UK redistributed and donated over 400 tonnes of food and 100,000 litres of milk through FareShare and other organisations

About FareShare
FareShare is the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors, made up of 17 independent organisations. Together, we take good quality surplus food from right across the food industry and get it to almost 11,000 frontline charities and community groups. The food we redistribute is nutritious, in-date and good to eat. It reaches charities across the UK, including school breakfast clubs, older people’s lunch clubs, homeless shelters, and community cafes. Every week we provide enough food to create over a million meals for vulnerable people. To find out more and to get involved visit fareshare.org.uk. Registered charity number 1100051

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