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FareShare Food Partner, The Country Food Trust, starts working with venison to help feed children in need

16 October 2020

This World Food Day, FareShare Food Partner The Country Food Trust are launching their new venison bolognese to support children facing food poverty.

“We have been delighted by the response to our existing range of products but it has become clear that we need to provide across the age range of those in food poverty.”

Tim Woodward, The Country Food Trust CEO

Having recently supplied over 360,000 meals to FareShare, Country Food Trust’s CEO Tim Woodward spoke to FareShare about current network demands and as a result, wanted to increase their support of children living in food poverty in the UK.

This brand new recipe featuring venison provides a nutritional source of protein and is lower in fat content seen in other red meats.

Using non-lead ammunition in all its venison products, The Country Food Trust has worked in collaboration with The British Wild Venison Working Group and The Forestry Commission to ensure the provision of lead free venison.

Founded in 2015 with the aim of helping provide delicious meals to people in food poverty, The Country Food Trust reached the milestone of donating over 1.5 million meals in August this year. Whilst much of this has been with their renowned pheasant curry and pheasant casserole, during Covid-19 they also donated meat that would usually have been destined for restaurants, such as duck, chicken and turkey.

Tim Woodward CEO said of the latest launch, “We have been delighted by the response to our existing range of products but it has become clear that we need to provide across the age range of those in food poverty. This delicious venison bolognese is a really tasty meal for children, services with pasta, rice, or bread, or as a nutritious and warming soup. Of course, all ages love spag bol so we hope it will also appeal to the whole family.”

To find out more about the launch and The Country Food Trust, read the press release in full here.