Pieminister and the Real Wrap Co. have partnered us to ensure their surplus food can be redistributed to our partner charities and organisations across the region who support some of the most vulnerable.
FareShare South West already redistributes around 400 tonnes of food to over 190 charities and organisations within Bristol and beyond and with our recent profile around the Big Breakfast campaign back in 2018, we’ve seen an increase in local food businesses expressing interested in supplying us with their surplus products.
With much loved Pieminister now on board, we’re benefiting from a weekly delivery of over 900 pies, including vegetarian and even vegan options! The pies have proved a real hit with homeless charities, lunch clubs and community centres, who are able to deliver a filling and wholesome pie alongside fresh vegetables to those who need it most.
Real Wrap Co., established in Bristol in 2010, has grown significantly and now supplies fresh salads and sandwiches to schools, universities and the NHS. With their delivery of sandwiches each week, we can now ensure lunches are never dull and always delicious for a number of users at our charity partners.
Jason Howell, Real Wrap Co. Founder, says: “Tackling food waste has always been something we have been keen to address. We have spent a lot of time over the last few years looking for innovative ways to reduce our impact; sending the majority of our food waste to anaerobic digestion and even turning waste bread into beer. However, there is always more to be done so we are overjoyed to be working alongside FareShare South West to tackle the growing issues around both food waste and food poverty.”
Jon Simon Pieminister Founder says: Through lots of ‘Little Acts of Pieness’ we make sure that our pies never go to waste by giving any surplus stock to good causes. So to be able to donate pies regularly to those that need them the most, through FareShare, is a great boost to this initiative of ours. Our Little Acts of ‘Pieness’, which span a number of projects and organisations, aim to tackle some of the most significant issues relating to food, including food poverty here in Bristol and beyond.”
Our CEO here at FareShare South West, Julian Mines says: “It’s great to see two Bristol food businesses, particular ones as well-known as these, coming on board as new FareShare suppliers to help us tackle the region-wide issue of food poverty. We hope other food businesses will follow their lead and consider working with us to ensure their surplus food supports the most vulnerable in our community.”
If you are a local food company looking for a sustainable solution to your surplus food, we would love to hear from you. Check out our Food Partners page here.