Greenvale has donated enough fresh potatoes to food waste charity FareShare in the past year to feed a town the size of York, the supplier has announced.
Greenvale, one of the UK’s largest suppliers of fresh potatoes, has provided the organisation with 83 tonnes of potatoes in the past 12 months – enough to make around 200,000 meals
FareShare, which joined forces with Greenvale in 2013, takes surplus fresh and ambient food from retailers and suppliers, which its team of volunteers turn into meals for distribution at frontline charities and community groups.
Greenvale now sends surplus potatoes to FareShare’s regional centres across the UK.
Marketing manager Tracey Mattock said: “We provide a highly nutritious and versatile product that is much appreciated by recipients and helps to provide a balanced meal of fresh and ambient goods for those in need. We are delighted that our surplus potatoes are put to such good use.”
FareShare’s marketing and communications officer Vicki Evans added: “We are delighted to have the support of Greenvale as a fresh produce partner and look forward to strengthening our ties in the future.”