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Forterra supports FareShare food charity with £30,000 donation

Building products manufacturer Forterra has donated £30,000 to FareShare – a charity tackling hunger and food waste, which has been championed by footballer Marcus Rashford MBE.

FareShare is the UK’s biggest charity fighting hunger and food waste. 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 25 pence donated, FareShare is able to provide one nutritionally balanced meal, which means Forterra’s donation will ensure 120,000 meals will be provided by the charity to the UK’s most vulnerable people, including children.

During the height of the pandemic, Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford MBE became an ambassador for the charity, working closely with them to ensure food availability for vulnerable children and families across the country.

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 their donation. Since the start of the pandemic, fundraising has been even more difficult, so to receive such a significant donation will make a huge difference to us and to all the people up and down the country who rely on our help.”

For further information about FareShare, please visit https://fareshare.org.uk/