We are incredibly excited to announce that we have been selected as Danone UK & Ireland’s charity partner. The three-year partnership will see Danone, the market leader in branded yogurts, plant-based drinks and waters in the UK and Ireland make a financial donation that will support the running of existing community projects, as well as the launch of new locations.
Employees will also be encouraged to volunteer at a FoodCycle Project, as part of Danone UK’s unlimited volunteer days programme. In addition, Danone UK’s team of nutritionists and dietitians will be working closely with FoodCycle to deliver nutritional support, such as developing recipes that balance nutritional value with affordability.
Hannah Cornick, Head of Sustainability & Social Innovation at Danone UK & Ireland, said: “At Danone UK, we believe everyone should have access to healthy food – whatever their circumstance. This is why we are extremely proud to be announcing our partnership with FoodCycle. It is particularly pertinent now at a time when many are turning to community-based projects to ease the financial pressure of feeding themselves and their families. It is also why we were passionate that the partnership should include the joint development of recipes and resources, to support FoodCycle in their aim to nourish the hungry, connect communities and promote sustainable, healthy attitudes towards food.”
Mary McGrath, Chief Executive Officer of FoodCycle, adds: “Food poverty and loneliness are growing issues and with the cost-of-living continuing to increase at a rapid rate, people need our services more than ever. We are so excited to have Danone UK onboard as a partner for the next three years. Many of our projects have already welcomed members of the Danone community into the kitchen as volunteers. With this partnership, we look forward to tapping into the business’ 50+ years of knowledge and expertise in nutrition to support the FoodCycle network with training, recipes & resources.”