World Health Day with FareShare
5 April 2019
5 April 2019
At FareShare, we work closely with the food industry to redistribute healthy, surplus food to frontline charities.
This World Health Day we speak to some of the charities creating healthy meals from FareShare food, supporting some of the most vulnerable people across the UK.
Millpond Primary School in Bristol set up their own Breakfast Club with food from FareShare, to help provide support for low income families.
“We wanted to provide opportunities for our families, children and parents to eat breakfast in a safe, secure, stimulating environment, so we set up the Breakfast Club,” says Julie Vincent, Parent Support Advisor.
“Attendance, behaviour and concentration levels have all improved as a result of being able to provide healthy foods for kids at the Breakfast Club. Without the support of FareShare, we would undoubtedly be unable to run it, providing us a different variety of healthy foods every day.”
Up in Scotland, The Café Tiki in Edinburgh serves 150 customers every week, providing nutritious and healthy meals for partially sighted and blind clients, along with the general public.
“Everyone knows everyone here and we’ve established a real sense of community, there’s a real social side to eating a nutritious meal together,” says Lindsey Scott, Café Supervisor.
“Eating at the café is the only hot meal most service users eat all day,” she adds. “Thanks to FareShare they are we are able to offer a more exciting and varied menu so that people are able to enjoy a better quality diet through the food from our café.”
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“Thanks to FareShare they are we are able to offer a more exciting and varied menu so that people are able to enjoy a better quality diet through the food from our café.”