McDonald’s restaurants in Gloucestershire are donating food to those impacted by coronavirus.
Franchisee Paul Toner, his wife Amanda and their team has partnered with Gloucester Fareshare to donate food supplies to the local community.
The donation included a large amount of frozen and ambient food, such as muffins, bagels, fish fingers and cheese, which will go towards helping volunteers cook and provide meals for those in need.
Amanda Toner, marketing and communications director at the five McDonald’s restaurants across Gloucester, said: “We are delighted to provide Gloucester Fareshare with food supplies, to help volunteers who work tirelessly to support those in need.
“We know our support is needed more than ever at the moment. Together with our team we are looking forward to developing our partnership with Fareshare and continuing to make a difference to our local community.”
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The Gloucester Fareshare Partnership aims to fight hunger by re-distributing pallets of surplus food to local foodbanks, community centres, churches, rehabilitation centres and other charities and community groups.
Their ongoing work is particularly helping people and communities who have been affected by Covid-19.
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Jennifer Layhe, who coordinates the distribution of donations to Gloucester Fareshare, said: “We’re incredibly thankful for the Gloucester McDonald’s team’s donation. The generous support will be hugely appreciated by local people who urgently need food donations at this time.
“Having previously worked as a crew member at the McDonald’s Westgate Street restaurant, which was my first job when I was 16, I have fond memories of working in the kitchen and being part of a team that is passionate about supporting the local community. I’m looking forward to continuing to work with McDonald’s and we’re grateful for their ongoing support.”
To find out more about Gloucester Fareshare, visit the organisation’s Facebook page here.