To mark the UN International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, Fyffes has teamed up with food charities worldwide to ensure that the most vulnerable in society continue to have access to healthy nutrition. For 2022, Fyffes has chosen food banks and food charities as the recipients of its European and North American community investment donations.
In addition to the regular donations of fresh fruits, Fyffes has donated €10,000 to FoodCloud in Ireland to ensure the organisation can maximise the use of their surplus food to support their 600 community partners. Fyffes has also donated just over €5,000 each to food charities Fareshare in the UK, Voedselbank in the Netherlands and Hamburger Tafel e.V. in Germany, as well as Feeding South Florida, an organisation located nearby Fyffes US melon distribution centre.
According to Fyffes, the donations help it achieve its sustainability commitments, which are to reduce food loss in all its own operations by 80% by 2030 and provide 5 million healthy meals to vulnerable communities by 2025 by working with qualified partners.