Housebuilder donates £1,000 to food charity which provides meals for hungry people
A housebuilder has donated £1,000 to help support a national charity which fights food poverty.
Davidsons Homes has given the money to SOFEA, a FareShare regional centre, which redistributes surplus food from supermarkets and other sections of the food industry to a network of charities.
FareShare was established as an independent charity in 2004, and since then has redistributed more than 55,000 tonnes of food – the equivalent of 131 million meals for vulnerable people. The charity has 21 regional centres throughout the country and has so far provided food to more than 1.1 million men, women and children.
Davidsons Homes is building new houses at The Wheatfields development in Hanslope – just nine miles from the SOFEA FareShare centre in Milton Keynes.
James Burnham, Managing Director for Davidsons Homes South Midlands, said: “We, as a company, take very seriously the responsibilities we have to the places where we build new homes. We pride ourselves on being part of the community and this donation is part of our aim to make a positive contribution.
“SOFEA not only works to reduce waste by redistributing surplus food to their network of charities and foodbanks in the area, but they also do great work in helping vulnerable young people gain vital work experience at the FareShare centre, in addition to offering alternative education opportunities.
“As an independent charity, SOFEA relies heavily on donations and support from local businesses and the community to help it carry on its good work, so we hope this £1,000 assists in a small way.”
Jesse Gray, Head of Operations and Employability at SOFEA, said: “SOFEA’s mission is to enable the transformation of people’s lives. We embrace and encourage working in partnerships with other organisations in the area, and we would like to thank Davidsons Homes for their donation. We look forward to working with them again in the future.”
For more information about FareShare visit fareshare.org.uk.