Business food partnership helping local charities

Health-focused food box company Mindful Chef and ethical family business Oakland International are working together to support local charities by donating fresh vegetables and fruit.

Mindful Chef’s food box operations are based at Oakland’s Redditch facility. Both companies are passionate about eradicating food waste and reducing carbon emissions within the supply chain, and linked with Oakland’s work and support of local charities in the area they are now successfully channelling food surplus to several charities including Foodcycle Birmingham Longbridge, Worcestershire Homeless Appeal, The Geoff Horsfield Foundation, Betel Centre Birmingham, Worcestershire YMCA and Redditch Nightstop.

Sharon Holtom from Redditch Nightstop, commented: “Oakland have been donating fresh food to Redditch Nightstop for about five months. The food has been a great help and has also helped us to teach young people how to prepare and cook foods on a budget.

“Thank you, Oakland International and Mindful Chef, for your continued support.”