April 21 2020  |  Aviation Trends

En Route donates produce during pandemic

By Jane Hobson

En Route International has partnered with a number of charities and organizations to support frontline healthcare workers and vulnerable people across communities in the United Kingdom.

The Windsor-based company has teamed up with caterers Thomas Franks and Fooditude, as well as Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust to offer meals and produce to local communities and NHS staff in a number of hospitals.

According to the release, more than 30 plates of cheese, bread and other snacks have been donated to the organizations to help support those who need it during the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK.

En Route’s donation to Thomas Franks will be distributed via SOFEA, a national organization who fight hunger and tackle food waste. The caterer will distribute them to children’s charities and food banks for homeless shelters.

The Fooditude donation will be delivered through FoodCycle, which brings together volunteers, surplus food and spare kitchens across the UK, and Bermondsey EST, which is making 2,000 meals a day for self-isolating people across Southwark.

“This is an incredibly difficult time for so many communities as well as frontline healthcare services across the country," said Hamish Cook, Executive Director at En Route.

He continued: “We are pleased to be able to support in this way and hope that our collective efforts can alleviate some of the pressures some people are facing during this period. We have an extensive charitable programme already in place, but understand the role that all food businesses can play in offering support to those struggling with the challenges this pandemic has created.”

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