Fife-based Kettle Produce Limited has continued its long-standing tradition of supporting charitable causes by helping to feed families in need over the school holidays.
During the festive period, Kettle Produce will donate 250 stewpacks to Fife Gingerbread, a local non-profit organisation who work to support and empower disadvantaged families across Fife. The aim of the donations is to help alleviate the strain on families across Fife that otherwise rely on school meals to help feed their children.
Sandra Kennedy, Volunteer Co-ordinator at Fife Gingerbread, said: “We are so thankful that Kettle Produce can again provide stewpacks to add to our family festive package. Our partnership with Kettle Produce has been invaluable to us over the last few years and as a result, we are able to provide vegetables to families who may not be able to buy or cook them for themselves. Alongside supporting these families over the school holidays, a time when many find it particularly hard to cope, we also run cooking corners where we teach parents how to make soup with the donated vegetables.”
This is the latest in a series of charitable acts by Kettle Produce this year, the last of which came during the October break. Kettle Produce helped support drop-in soup kitchens, again organised by Fife Gingerbread, by generously donating 55 stew-packs and several trays of freshly grown produce to the charity.
Fife Gingerbread were able to use this food to help feed anywhere between 30-35 families on average per week. As well as receiving hot meals, the families were given any spare stew-packs for home use to ensure that people were able to feed themselves out with the soup kitchen.
Liz Waugh, Financial Director at Kettle Produce, said: “At Kettle Produce, it is important to us that we give back to those in need. As a local produce supplier with deep roots in the community, we appreciate the need for organisations like ourselves to give back to those who need it most, and that is why we continually ensure we support local charities who help families in need.
“We take immense pride knowing that our produce plays a small part in helping to feed people in our communities, and this is why we will continue to support these types of initiatives.”
As well as supporting Fife Gingerbread, Kettle Produce also donated supplies to The Forfar Project, a community-run project led by Voluntary Action Angus, who held workshops over October 8- 10 and 15- 17.
The Forfar Project hosted healthy-cooking sessions for the attendees, which included helpful demonstrations on how best to cook healthy and nutritious meals on a budget. Alongside the classes, families were given direct access to local support agencies who were also in attendance.
Learn more about Kettle Produce and their charitable work at: www.kettle.co.uk
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