QS Network News – Devon and Cornwall Food Action thanks sponsors, donators and volunteers

devon_and_corwall_food_action_logox1Local food charity Devon and Cornwall Food Action uses surplus, short-date or end-of-line food stocks from producers, manufacturers and retailers to distribute food to charities that feed disadvantaged people in our communities. By using food that may go to waste otherwise DCFA is supporting people unable to feed themselves or their families as well as helping local businesses to minimise waste and reduce landfill tax.

DCFA would like to thanks sponsors, donators and volunteers for their recent generosity leading up to Christmas.

In early September we faced a crisis as some of our funding bids had failed, but by the end of November we will have raised over £18,000 to keep the Plymouth Food Hub and the charity itself going well in to 2017.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to our sponsors – the Allen Lane Foundation, the Masonic Charitable Trust, Fareshare, Devon and Cornwall Housing, the Truro Dioceses, the Rotary Club of Plymouth and local supplier Paramount 21 for their faith in us. It will help to keep surplus food supplies moving to up to 3000 vulnerable individuals in Plymouth. We are also pleased to be supporting new food initiatives in Saltash and Torpoint, bringing the ideal of rescuing food from the tip home to the Tamar Valley. This is a huge ‘thank you’ from everyone at DCFA and a call for any retailers who’d like to channel their surplus food stocks through us. It’s great for the community, for Corporate Social Responsibility targets and for the planet.”

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