Pukka Pies has donated over 70,000 pies to under-privileged people as part of its support of charity FareShare.

Since joining the scheme in May 2010, Pukka Pies has donated in excess of 30 pallets of packing mis-shapes, which are safe to eat but not suitable for general sale.

FareShare is a national UK charity supporting communities to address food poverty and food waste. It provides surplus ‘fit for purpose’ product from the food and drink industry to organisations working with disadvantaged people in the community.

“A business of this scale does produce a very small percentage of products, which, while not acceptable to sell, are perfectly acceptable to eat. It may be a case of sauce on the lid or a product that is slightly dented,” said Tim Storer, joint managing director of Pukka Pies.

“It is especially pleasing to see these products being used in such a positive manner. I would urge other companies to take a look at this scheme and participate if at all possible.”