Miles Smith Insurance Group partners with FareShare, the UK’s largest food redistribution charity. Miles Smith is supporting FareShare’s efforts to fight hunger and tackle the problem of food waste across the UK to help those affected by food poverty.
8.4 million people in the UK are struggling to afford to eat (1), which is the equivalent of the entire population of London. At least 270,000 tonnes of surplus food from the UK food and drink industry could be redistributed to feed people each year; enough for 650 million meals (2).
FareShare saves good food destined for waste and sends it to charities and community groups who transform it into nutritious meals for vulnerable people. The food they redistribute is fresh, good quality and in date surplus from the food industry. Last year FareShare worked with 5,589 charities and community groups across the UK, providing 25.8 million meals to vulnerable people.
As well as supporting the charity through donations, Miles Smith will also be giving its employees the opportunity to volunteer at FareShare, sorting and packing food for local charities and community groups.
Miles Smith CEO Paul Chainey said of the partnership, “I am delighted that Miles Smith has partnered with FareShare in their efforts to tackle hunger and food waste across the UK. I greatly admire the work they do, and I am pleased that Miles Smith is able to support them.”
Miles Smith has been providing insurance solutions to recycling and waste businesses in the UK for over 25 years. They are market leaders and operate the longest running waste insurance facility in the UK market.
If you have any questions, or for more information, please contact Sharon Brown, Group Distribution and Marketing Director at Miles Smith on 020 7977 4800.
(1) Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Voices of the Hungry, 2016
(2) WRAP, Quantification of food surplus, waste and related materials in the grocery supply chain, 2016