Moy Park is donating £100,000 worth of products to local foodbanks across GB and NI this Spring. The new initiative, ‘Spring Chicken’ aims to provide foodbanks with quality nutritious produce to help those struggling with everyday living costs and poverty in our local communities.
Moy Park’s Spring Chicken scheme will support registered foodbanks and charities local to its sites and the Ballymena Foodbank was amongst the first to receive a donation from Moy Park. The foodbank works tirelessly to provide those struggling in their local community.
The Sleaford New Life Community Larder Foodbank was also amongst the first to receive a donation from Moy Park.
Speaking about the scheme, Rod Munro, Team Leader at Sleaford New Life Community Larder Foodbank said: “We want to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to Moy Park for their generous donation towards our Food Bank. The food produce will help us to support many local people who are finding it increasingly difficult to provide nutritious food for their families.”
With thousands of products available weekly through the scheme, Moy Park is encouraging foodbanks in their areas to avail of the support.
This new initiative builds on Moy Park’s range of existing and long-established community measures, including charity and educational programmes and a specific feature of its £1 million Community Support Fund. The company also partners closely with FareShare and has been supplying food donations since 2015 and will continue to do so alongside the Spring Chicken project.
Launching the new scheme, Aaron Whiteman, General Manager at Moy Park’s Ballymena site said: “Moy Park is a people focused organisation and this includes supporting those in our local communities. Through our new Spring Chicken scheme, we hope to help ease the burden on local foodbanks and those impacted by the poverty. This initiative follows the overwhelming response we got to our £1 million Community Support Fund which is supporting many local community organisations and charities local to our facilities. This new community initiative is another strand of this approach, and we look forward to seeing significant amounts of product being donated over the coming months.”