LEADING dairy and inclusions supplier Meadow Foods has been showing its support to multiple local foodbanks and organisations during the Covid-19 crisis.

With many foodbanks and other organisations that support the vulnerable struggling right now, the North West-based business, which its suppliers include Cumbrian dairy farmers, has offered its help, donating tonnes of their quality dairy products such as sour cream, soft cheese and Greek yoghurt to charities in the county and across the UK.

Donating products with an ample shelf life, the donations from Meadow Foods are already underway, largely in thanks to Dennis Distribution and Chiltern Distribution who have joined forces with Meadow’s charitable pledge to help deliver the stock to those in need, completely free of charge.

It comes as there is news of surplus dairy stock being dumped. Despite there being less of a demand for certain products following the closure of cafes and restaurants, Meadow Foods are determined not to let their quality ingredients go to waste.

The dairy supplier is supporting both local charities, as well as those across the UK, including The Real Junk Project, and they are in discussions with FairShare, who redistribute donated goods to charities, homeless shelters and foodbanks across the UK.

Amy Fry, commercial manager at Meadow Foods, says: “We are so pleased we are able to support the community in this time. These are strange circumstances for us all and we’re glad we were able to make good use of our surplus products by not letting them go to waste and instead helping out organisations that will truly feel the benefit of them.”