JD Wetherspoon donates surplus pub grub to food charity

The chain has already donated the equivalent of 4,000 meals to FareShare

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JD Wetherspoon has announced a new partnership with a food redistribution charity to reduce wastage.

The pub chain’s 880 branches across the UK have committed to donating good quality surplus meats, chips, ready meals and desserts to FareShare.

So far, it has provided extra food amounting to around 1.7 tonnes, equivalent to 4,000 meals.

These donations have supported more than 100 charities and community groups including homeless hostels, breakfast clubs and domestic refuges.

The food provided by Wetherspoon is surplus as a result of menu changes and damaged packaging which means it cannot be sold.

Sophie Finn, Quality Assurance Manager at JD Wetherspoon, said: “Our partnership with FareShare helps to avoid food waste, as we strongly believe that edible food should be eaten by hungry people.

“We have already donated thousands of meals, including classics like our five-layer British beef lasagne and our cod and chips to charities around the UK through FareShare and this is only the start of a great partnership.”

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