FareShare and Moy Park first started working together in March 2015, so that the company’s surplus poultry products could be used to feed people in need.
Moy Park is one of the UK’s top 15 food companies and one of Europe’s leading poultry producers. The company supplies branded and own label chicken products to leading retailers and foodservice providers and are the industry leading manufacturer of organic, free-range and higher welfare chicken and turkey.
Originally, Moy Park supplied FareShare’s East Midlands Regional Centre, based in Leicester, with fresh surplus chicken, where it was used to support frontline charities in the region.
In April 2017, new processes where put in place which meant FareShare could benefit from a regular supply of fresh chicken, which significantly increased the volume of surplus chicken provided to FareShare. This chicken is used across our network of 21 Regional Centres, benefiting charities and community groups across the UK.
The chicken made available to FareShare is fresh product that cannot be sold as originally intended due to short shelf life (typically 6 – 3 days).
Since our partnership began (Mar 15 – Sept 17), Moy Park have provided over 68 tonnes of fresh surplus chicken to FareShare, the equivalent of over 150,000 meals for vulnerable people.
Fresh protein is always in high demand by the frontline charities that FareShare supports. Receiving quality chicken products from Moy Park enables these charities to provide hot, nutritious, protein-packed meals to the vulnerable people that access their services.
Paddy Molloy, Account Manager at Moy Park said:
“Moy Park is proud to be involved in such a worthwhile initiative with FareShare. By working together, companies across the supply chain can make a difference to those in need and we are happy to support FareShare to put our surplus product to the best use possible. We believe it is important to engage with our local communities and, through our partnership with FareShare, to support the great work they do.”
Rowen West-Henzell, Commercial Manager at FareShare added:
“We are really proud of our partnership with Moy Park. Having access to a regular supply of high quality protein is fundamental for the local charities FareShare works with. It enables them to provide hot nutritious meals for people that may otherwise go without, provides essential protein to help build up strength and offers a versatile product that can be used in a wide variety of meals. To achieve all this with product that would otherwise go to waste, shows what a positive impact surplus food can have if it is prioritised to feed people first.”