Beacon Foods supporting food partnership’s one million meals donation

December 1st 2023

Beacon Foods, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of ingredients and ready-to-eat products, is supporting a ground-breaking new partnership which plans to donate one million bespoke, targeted meals for those in need in the run-up to Christmas.

The partnership includes leading food manufacturer 2 Sisters Food Group, M&S and FareShare, the food charity.

In an industry first, the meals will be made and donated from three 2 Sisters’ factory locations across the UK to Fareshare directly. The meals have been prepared especially for this initiative and, unlike previous schemes, do not come from surplus or waste, but have capitalised on under-utilised capacity in the 2 Sisters network.

Today, 13 million people are facing food insecurity in the UK, a figure which has doubled in the last three years. With a history of making great tasting, quality food, 2 Sisters has worked with the partners to carefully select three of their most popular, seasonal ‘Eat Well’ products, which hold the M&S ‘gold standard’ seal of approval for health and nutrition.

The meals include the Count On Us Chilli Con Carne & Rice and Smooth Tomato & Basil Soup, as well Taste Buds Cheesy Pizza . All meals will be freshly prepared with a guarantee of four days life from the day of donation.

Beacon Foods, based in Brecon, will be supplying ingredients for the meals. “We are proud to play our part in supporting 2 Sisters Food Group’s FareShare Supplier Club which is part of a ground breaking food manufacturing first with retailer M&S to donate one million meals to FareShare,” said chairman Edward Gough.

Established in 1993, Beacon Foods is the UK’s leading specialist producer of garlic, ginger and chili puree, roasted and char grilled vegetables and fruit ranges, relishes, chutneys, sauces and fruit compotes.

The ingredients go into literally thousands of products, including sandwiches, ready meals, pizzas, soups, drinks and desserts, which can be found on supermarket shelves, airlines, restaurant chains and coffee shops.

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