Factory donates surplus food

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SURPLUS food donated by staff at a Sheffield factory is to help provide more than 115,000 meals for people in need.

Products from the Kraft Foods plant, Owlerton, are part of 48 tonnes of food given to the national hunger charity FareShare.

Employees volunteered to help, pack and sort the food before loading deliveries into vans.

The company also donated £20,000 to the charity, which works to address food poverty and food waste.

It uses surplus, but edible products from the food and drink industry, provides training and education, and promotes the message No Good Food Should Be Wasted.

Gill Clarke, plant community champion, said: “It’s a rewarding experience to see how the surplus product makes a difference to people.”