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Tilda Continues to Support Mary’s Meals Through Covid-19

19 April 2021

Tilda Foodservice is proud to continue its support for charity Mary’s Meals, after donating an incredible 198,000 meals to date.

Despite the challenges of the past year, UK-based charity Mary’s Meals has continued its life-changing work by providing meals to impoverished school children across the world and Tilda is proud to continue helping them do so.

Since the partnership began in 2019, Tilda has donated over 198,000 meals as part of Tilda’s Big Meal Giveaway. For every 5kg bag of wholegrain rice bought by chefs and caterers, Tilda donates 8p to cover the cost of feeding a child through Mary’s Meals. In the wake of the Covid crisis, the charity has pivoted to ensure the children who previously depended on Mary’s Meals at school, now receive the same nutritious food at home due to Covid safety restrictions.

Tilda has supported the charity through not only Tilda rice sales, but through company fundraisers and wholesale partner programmes as well as initiatives such as ‘Double the Love’ which saw Tilda double their pledge. Whilst over the last few months, Mary’s Meals has also raised awareness and funds via their initiatives surrounding World Porridge Day and a virtual seat at the Christmas table over December.

Speaking about the charity commitment Annette Coggins, Head of Foodservice, Tilda UK says:

“We are ecstatic that despite the challenges of Covid-19, Mary’s Meals can continue the vital work that they do for children who need it most all over the world. We are so proud to be supporters of the critical service they provide and we want to say a big thank you to our foodservice colleagues and friends for getting behind this fantastic charity, without your help this wouldn’t have been possible.”

Operators can contribute to the growing number of meals donated by purchasing a 5kg bag of Tilda’s wholegrain range, which includes Tilda Brown & White, Tilda Brown Basmati and Tilda Wholegrain Brown Rice. For every bag purchased, Tilda will donate a meal to a child through Mary’s Meals.*

Annette adds:

“Even through the difficulties that Covid has thrown at us all this year, it is still a priority and passion of ours that children are well-nourished by receiving a healthy meal. We are incredibly humbled to be able to support Mary’s Meals in this shared vision and look forward to seeing even more meals donated in 2021.”

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