BFP's bfpgoodcauses campaign is a great initiative in these difficult times. With the ongoing economic crisis and the cost of living on the rise, many people are struggling to make ends meet. The number of homeless people in our major cities is also increasing, making it crucial to support those who are in need.
In keeping with this campaign, BFP is doing their part by donating surplus stock to charities throughout the UK. Rather than sending this food to landfill, BFP's MD Steve Lyons has asked his team to work with registered non-profit charities to make food donations. It is heartening to know that three charities have already benefited from this initiative in October alone.
It is important to remember that donations to charities can make a huge difference in someone's life. BFP's campaign is a great way to share the love of food with those in need. As they continue to drive this initiative in their Nationwide Hubs, we hope that more people will come forward to support this cause.
'The Real Junk Food Project'
This Brighton based organisation is within easy reach of our Lewes depot. A part of the Real Junk Food Project Network the organisation aims to intercept food waste destined for land fill and use it for people who need it.
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'Leeds Homeless Street Aid'
Based in the vicinity of the Hunslet (Leeds) Hub, this was the first charity we approached in relation to this mission. Driven my volunteers like Kelly Gallagher they are truly supporting the vulnerable in Leeds.
In the next issue of the Whisk which is due out in December, Managing Director Steve Lyons touches on this sensitive subject in a 'Call to care'. Steve mentions "In the heart of every community, there lies a bakery – a cornerstone where families gather, friends catch up, and bonds are fortified over the delight of fresh bread and pastries. But as the cost-of-living crisis takes its toll on society, these simple pleasures become luxuries for many. At BFP, we're acutely aware of these challenges, and we believe it's our duty to play a part in alleviating the strain".
Within his objectives, he has set his team some objective which include:
- Significantly increasing promotions and working with manufacturers to ensure BFP can offer quality ingredients at better prices.
- Encourage group awareness of food surplus and how it can help society.
- Build a list of 100% non profit charities around BFP hubs and build relations to help those who need it.
- Reduce BFP food waste and feed hungry mouths.
If you are a local charity and interested in how BFP can help you, please get in touch by emailing us. We may not be able to help straight away and you must be a non-profit charity however, you will be on our radar.