Foodservice supplier recognised as FareShare Leading Food Partner for 2024 after reaching 10m meal mark 

Brakes, the UK’s largest foodservice supplier, is celebrating providing the equivalent of 10 million meals to FareShare.

Brakes' relationship with FairShare dates back over a decade

Brakes’ relationship with FairShare dates back over a decade

Brakes began donating its surplus food to FareShare over 10 years ago, and this partnership has culminated in the food distribution charity recognising Brakes as a FareShare Leading Food Partner for 2024.

Brakes’ donations support a range of charities in communities across the UK, including community centres, older people’s lunch clubs, school clubs and hospices.

Speaking about the partnership, Paul Nieduszynski, CEO of Sysco GB, which owns Brakes, said: “While we always want to minimise surplus food, there are times when it is unavoidable. That’s when it is reassuring to know that we have partners like FareShare on hand to ensure that we are helping to support some fantastic charities, providing wholesome food that supports people who most need it.” 

Lucy Allison, head of key food partnerships at FareShare said: “We are incredibly grateful to the support from Brakes, for providing the equivalent of 10 million meals worth of food that would otherwise have gone to waste.

“This food has made an enormous difference to support our network of 8,500 charities and community groups across the UK, including after school and breakfast clubs, hospices, homelessness charities, and older people’s lunch clubs. Without support from Brakes and Sysco, we would not be able to combat the environmental impact of food waste for social good, strengthening communities up and down the country.”

As part of its Global Good Goal, Sysco has pledged to provide US$500m worth of good to its global communities, including 200 million meals by 2025. The pledge includes £10m in the UK and the partnership with FareShare will help contribute to those targets.