Tamar Food joins FareShare food redistribution scheme

Surplus pie products going to those in need

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Tamar Foods has recently started donating surplus pies to FareShare, the charity fighting food waste and hunger in the UK.  FareShare redistributes food from retailers and manufacturers to frontline charities that support people in need.  Tamar Foods join other sites including Kettleby Foods, Walkers Sausage Co and Bradgate Bakery who are already involved with the charity.

As with all food manufacturers, Tamar Foods has products deemed not suitable for the retailers but are perfectly edible and these products normally end up going to waste to be converted to energy. 

Feedback from Tamar’s first FareShare deliveries has been positive. “The pies are proving really popular,” said Mark Varney Director of Food at FareShare.  “The charities love the high meat content of the pies which help deliver protein to people who struggle to afford to buy it.”

Tamar Foods has also involved its supply base in the initiative with key packaging suppliers also getting involved in donation of packaging. 

Deborah Carlin, Group Sustainability Advisor, Samworth Brothers said; "First and foremost we aim to reduce food waste from occurring wherever possible, however, in the circumstances where surplus is available having partnership’s in place, like the one with FareShare, helps us to provide benefit to others.”

For more information on FareShare visit - www.fareshare.org.uk
Tamar Food joins FareShare food redistribution scheme