ABP in Northern Ireland has been stepping up its longstanding partnership with FareShare during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The food group has provided enough beef for 8,000 local meals during the lockdown month of April. The beef was processed at ABP’s sites in Newry and Lurgan as part of a UK-wide donation by ABP that will support charities, food banks community groups and homeless shelters.
George Mullan, Managing Director of ABP in Northern Ireland said, “We are delighted to play our part in supporting Fareshare in its ability to provide nutritious meals to local communities at this extremely challenging time.”
“We have supported the fantastic work of FareShare in Northern Ireland for a number of years and thank them for the essential work they are doing at this time.”
Meabh Austin, FareShare NI Development Manager said: “’A huge thank you to ABP Food Group for its invaluable support in the face of the COVID -19 crisis. Healthy and nutritious food is vitally important to help support the most vulnerable during this very difficult time.’
Charities and groups in receipt of the deliveries include the Simon Community (pictured right); Linen Court Armagh City; Simon Community Edward Street Portadown; Saint Vincent de Paul Newry; Simon Community Newry; Lisburn Social Supermarket and Lurgan Community Aid.