8 October 2020
We want to say a huge thank you and congratulation to not one but two of our amazing Food Partners who have each won a Heroes of Fresh Produce Award for their amazing work in supporting FareShare.
At FareShare we are dedicated to redistributing quality food to our charity members, including fresh fruit and produce, and the two winners below have been a big part in continuing to bring a variety of fresh fruit into our network of charities and community groups.
Congratulations Lorna from Fresh Direct!
Having worked with FareShare since 2018, Fresh Direct redistribute quality surplus food from multiple sites across the UK.
Fresh Direct have redistributed tonnes of mixed pallets to FareShare since our partnership began, which have proved hugely successful for our Regional Centres and charity members.
When lockdown was introduced in the UK in March, Lorna was proactive in sourcing even more quality surplus in the business for FareShare. Showing true compassion and clearly dedicated to doing everything she could do to help the charities FareShare supports, Lorna liaised with our Food Co-Ordination Team daily, in order to manage logistics across our network.
Thank you and congratulations Lorna!
Officedrop, who normally provide fresh fruit and healthy snacks to offices across the country, have been donating their fruit boxes to FareShare on a weekly basis, along with surplus office breakfast foods such as peanut butter and snacks such as biscuits for FareShare.
Since May 2018, they have been working with FareShare and most recently encouraged their customers to donate their office fruit orders to FareShare that couldn’t be used in the office environment because of lockdown.
We have been working with Officedrop since May 2018. We nominated Officedrop for their continued support during lockdown; providing much needed fruit by organising and encouraging customers to donate their fruit orders to our network, despite facing very real business impacts of Covid-19 as UK offices closed.
“Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees and winners and a special thank you to the Officedrop team and Lorna Broome at Fresh Direct for their commitment to FareShare. Their efforts helped FareShare redistribute much needed fresh produce to those most affected by the lockdown and this award is a fantastic way to recognise their hard work.” Zach Thomas, Food Partner Support Officer
If you are interested in working with FareShare, you can find out more and get in touch with the team here; https://fareshare.org.uk/giving-food/