Windsor Materials Handling is doing their bit towards food waste and poverty in the North West by providing a forklift truck to charity of the year, FareShare.
The award-winning charity helps redistribute food destined for waste. The surplus comes in all shapes and sizes, and often goes to waste for seasonality or cosmetic reasons. Local charities and community groups transform the donations into meals for vulnerable people.
FareShare Merseyside Development Manager, Mark Hall, explains: “The food redistributed is fresh, quality and in-date, but for one reason or another is destined to go to waste. We work with 173 charities on a weekly basis to put it to great use. That said, the organisations we supply food to are places that provide life changing support, as well as lunch and dinner.”
Last year FareShare managed 13,552 tonnes of food in the UK. Collecting deliveries as well as receiving them, space at their centres can get tight, and to help with the logistics, they depend on donations and equipment from local businesses.