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Forterra shares out food bank donation

Earlier this month, building products manufacturer Forterra donated £30,000 to FareShare – a charity tackling hunger and food waste. ,

FareShare is the UK’s biggest charity fighting hunger and food waste and has been championed by footballer Marcus Rashford MBE. Each year, over two million tonnes of food is wasted despite around 8.4 million people in the UK struggling to access good nutritious food. FareShare redistributes good quality, surplus food to around 11,000 charities and community groups across the nation.

With every £1 donated, FareShare is able to provide four nutritionally balanced meals, which means Forterra’s donation will enable the charity to redistribute the equivalent of 120,000 meals to families and children facing food poverty.

Stephen Harrison, Chief Executive of Forterra, said: “We are delighted to be able to make this contribution to FareShare. It’s incredibly important that we come together to support vulnerable communities and children, not just during these particularly trying times, but into the future too.”

Head of Fundraising at FareShare, Becky Ettinger, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Forterra for this donation. The pandemic has made fundraising even more difficult, so to receive such a significant donation will make a huge difference to us and to all the people across the country who rely on our help.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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