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McDonald’s joins forces with FareShare to fund 1 million meals for UK families

23 October 2020

McDonald’s UK is today announcing a partnership with FareShare to provide 1 million meals for families in need. The funding from McDonald’s will enable FareShare to redistribute food to families who need it most in the coming weeks.

“As a business we are committed to supporting and serving the communities in which we operate. In these challenging times, we know it’s more important than ever to support those most in need.”

Paul Pomroy, Chief Executive Officer, McDonald’s UK & Ireland

Paul Pomroy, Chief Executive Officer, McDonald’s UK & Ireland said:

“As a business we are committed to supporting and serving the communities in which we operate. In these challenging times, we know it’s more important than ever to support those most in need.

“When we temporarily closed our restaurants in March, our people, franchisees and suppliers rallied to provide surplus food and support to food banks and charities.

“We were pleased that we were able to donate surplus food through FareShare and other organisations earlier this year, and we admire the fantastic work that FareShare continues to do to support families facing very tough situations. I am pleased to support the distribution of one million meals to the families most in need this Autumn, and I wish to thank and congratulate FareShare for everything they’re doing.”

Lindsay Boswell, FareShare CEO said:

"McDonalds is showing real leadership in supporting the most vulnerable in society to get access to healthy food at this critical time. The funding will enable the equivalent of 1 million meals to be redistributed to our charity network very swiftly, and we are very grateful for their urgent support."

McDonald’s is a proud member of the End Child Poverty Taskforce and supports the group’s efforts to end food poverty across the UK.