We continue a full national operation to get food to vulnerable people during the Covid-19 crisis.

Domino’s delivers the goods, marking the equivalent of over 100,000 meals worth of surplus food redistributed to FareShare

23 December 2020

FareShare food partner, Domino’s have donated enough surplus food to FareShare to provide over 100,000 meals to those facing food poverty.  

“Christmas is a crucial time for both our partner charities working on the frontline and those who need their help. Supporting over 11,000 charities and community groups across the UK, it’s our work with food partners such as Domino’s that enables FareShare to divert a range of nutritious food to those facing food poverty. We are truly thankful for the support of Domino’s and look forward to developing our work with them to help reach even more people in need.”

Lindsay Boswell, FareShare Chief Executive

This latest donation of surplus food, which also helps tackle food waste, will take Domino’s total contribution to over 42 tonnes of food – the equivalent of 100,000 meals - since the partnership with FareShare began in 2017.  

With the final 40,000 meals worth of surplus food arriving into FareShare warehouses last week, they will be able to provide a range of food to charity groups and organisations just in time for Christmas.  

The food will be redistributed to local support groups, homeless shelters, and community cafes up and down the country, to support those living in food poverty and to reduce food waste.  

The food comes at a time when our charity members and the people we support are most in need, following increased demand from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has meant an increase in demand for food, with the equivalent of 3 million meals redistributed every week in the height of the pandemic. Throughout December, the equivalent of over 2 million meals were diverted per week, with FareShare anticipating the demand to increase in the New Year. 

Dominic Paul, CEO, Domino’s Pizza Group, said: “The festive period can be challenging for many people and the pandemic has only exacerbated this for those most in need. We hope this donation will go some way to making a positive difference in helping fewer people go hungry this Christmas. We’re really proud to have worked with FareShare by donating more than 100,000 meals over the last three years. Tackling hunger and food waste remains exceptionally important to us and we look forward to strengthening our partnership with some exciting initiatives in the year ahead.” 

FareShare CEO Lindsay Boswell said: “Christmas is a crucial time for both our partner charities working on the frontline and those who need their help. Supporting over 11,000 charities and community groups across the UK, it’s our work with food partners such as Domino’s that enables FareShare to divert a range of nutritious food to those facing food poverty. We are truly thankful for the support of Domino’s and look forward to developing our work with them to help reach even more people in need.” 

Thank you to Domino’s for all your support.