Volunteers hop to it with Easter eggs donation

Recycling Lives’ charity has donated thousands off egg-stra special supplies to its members ready to celebrate Easter.

The Food Redistribution Centre has donated thousands of Easter eggs to children and families across Lancashire.

Run in partnership with charity FareShare, the Centre reduces food waste and tackles food poverty by redistributing surplus goods from supermarkets to charities.

A dedicated team of volunteers at the Centre, based on Red Scar Industrial Estate, have been busy sending the more than 4,000 Easter eggs to groups across Lancashire in the run up to Easter festivities.

Through the Centre’s network of nearly 100 members, the eggs have gone to a range of charities and community groups. These include Preston’s Intact Centre, Unity Hall in Nelson, Wigan Star (a charity supporting individuals with learning disabilities), Derian House Children’s Hospice, Blackpool Boys & Girls Club, and Ormskirk Foodbank.

Jeff Green, centre manager, said:

“We really are privileged to do the work we do, providing quality food stuffs to charities and community groups making a real difference across Lancashire. We hope these eggs make Easter extra special for children and families, and help the inspirational groups we work with to keep supporting others.”

The Centre also donated a number of non-food goods to be distributed by charities, including blankets to be handed out to the street-homeless.

This charitable venture – one of a number sustained and supported by Recycling Lives’ commercial recycling and waste management operations – bridges the gap between supermarkets and suppliers, with charities and community groups, redistributing surplus goods from the former to the latter, which includes homeless hostels, breakfast clubs and hospices.

It has achieved significant impact since launching in October 2015, already distributing more than 800,000 meals to date and diverting 331 tonnes of food waste from landfill.