A family-run company based in Doncaster is helping a local food charity take to the road with the donation of a new van to collect and deliver much-needed supplies across the borough.
Mechanical and electrical contractor, MechFS, has donated a Mercedes van to The Real Junk Food Project Doncaster, which aims to take surplus food – which would otherwise be thrown away – and redistribute it for people in need.
The van will be used by the project to carry more than 30 tonnes of food and feed more than 7,000 people across Doncaster every year.
It will also help the project to host community events where food is served on a ‘pay what you feel’ basis.
Fiona Cahill, director of The Real Junk Food Project Doncaster, said: “This van will provide invaluable support to us and will have an immediate impact on the lives of people that visit us.
“It will also greatly increase our ability to reach more people in the community, such as by expanding the work we have started in getting additional food to schools.
“Thank you to MechFS for setting such a good example with regards to giving back to the community and making a difference together.”
Tackling food insecurity is a cause is close to the hearts of Paul Sutherland, CEO of MechFS, and the company’s director, Natalie Sutherland.
Natalie said: “We are very excited to actively involve ourselves and our company in such an interesting project.
“Food wastage is something most people will relate to and in The Real Junk Food Project we have a potential solution to the issue. Aside from helping support the local community, we look forward to involving ourselves and our staff in the charity itself.”
This year marks Mech FS’s tenth year in business, and the company is celebrating by supporting numerous local charities and causes.
To find out more about the Real Junk Food Project Doncaster and its work, visit www.therealjunkfoodprojectdoncaster.co.uk