Food group expands partnership to donate additional 1.5m meals

Ranjit Singh Boparan, founder and President of 2 Sisters Food Group (credit: 2 Sisters Food Group)
West Midlands food giant 2 Sisters Food Group has announced the second phase of its partnership with M&S and the food charity FareShare.

The new partnership will allow the food group to donate an additional 1.5m meals to those in need.

The company, which employs over 2,000 people in the West Midlands, will produce these meals at three of its UK factory locations, in South Wales (RF Brookes), Nottingham (Pizza Factory), and Grimsby (Recipe Dish) for the retailer.

Vegetable Curry, Carrot & Coriander Soup, and Family Sized Pizza meals use surplus ingredients, such as fresh vegetables, that might otherwise go to waste.

The meals, serving between two and four people, will be freshly prepared with a four-day shelf life from the day of donation.

Ranjit Singh Boparan, founder and president of 2 Sisters Food Group, said: “We continue to do the right thing by partnering with our customer M&S and creating these nutritious meal servings to help those that need it most. This second phase utilises surplus ingredients and what better way to bring some good from this than by creating quality food that has the M&S seal of approval.  Helping to feed everyone in need with a nutritious meal is central to how we now think at our business and I am delighted to be leading on this with our partners.”

Alex Freudmann, managing director of M&S Food, said: “Making great quality, delicious and nutritious food is what we do at M&S Food and we’ve been inspired by the Coronation Food Project to go further to redistribute more meals than we ever have before. By utilising ingredients, capacity and time available within our supply chain, we’re able to donate so much more product and ultimately help more people. I’m delighted to be able to come together with our supplier partners to support FareShare throughout the year.”