Food manufacturer Wrights Food Group is donating a selection of its premium products to charities and people facing food insecurity through its partnership with redistribution charity FareShare Greater Manchester.
The business, which supplies savoury and sweet bakery products as well as ready meals to retail and foodservice operators in the UK, is including ready meals, sausage rolls and mince pies in its donation. The food will be shared out through FareShare Greater Manchester’s network of over 200 charities and community groups, helping to support its work which last year resulted in saving 3,405 tonnes of food from going to waste while providing enough food for over eight million meals.
“The range of foods that we’re able to donate to FareShare Greater Manchester has a best before date of between eight to 18 months and is in perfectly good condition,” said Wrights Food Group’s technical director Reshima Bungar. “As a business and a team, we wanted to make sure it didn’t go to waste and our partnership with FareShare is a perfect way of ensuring our quality, frozen meals and savoury items end up in the homes and with the families who need them the most.”
Miranda Kaunang, head of development at FareShare Greater Manchester, added that she was “delighted” by the deliveries of surplus food.
Wrights Food Group is a family-owned business which operates with a team of 600 across its two-site £30m manufacturing facility in Crewe and includes 15 high street stores across the north west. It produces more than three million savoury products per week as well as a selection of sweet items for the foodservice, bakery, and the retail sectors.