2 SISTERS FOOD GROUP has announced the second phase of its partnership with customer M&S and FareShare, the food charity, with a further 1.5m meal servings donated to those in need.

Meals will be made from three 2 Sisters’ factory locations across the UK and delivered to FareShare directly – an industry first.

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The Vegetable Curry, Carrot & Coriander Soup and Family Sized Pizza meals use surplus ingredients which might otherwise go to waste, such as fresh vegetables.

These nutritionally balanced meals serve between two and four people.

All meals are freshly prepared and guaranteed for four days from the day of donation.

Food insecurity

The meals are made at company factories in South Wales (RF Brookes), Nottingham (Pizza Factory), and Grimsby (Recipe Dish).

According to the latest Food Foundation tracker, 15% of UK households – equivalent to approximately eight million adults and three million children – have experienced food insecurity in 2024, as the cost-of-living crisis continues to hit the pockets of low-income families.

It is estimated this figure has doubled in the last three years.

Surplus ingredients

Ranjit Singh Boparan, founder and President of 2 Sisters Food Group, said: “We continue to do the right thing by partnering with our customer M&S and creating these nutritious meal servings to help those that need it most.

This second phase utilises surplus ingredients and what a better way to bring some good from this by creating quality food that have the M&S seal of approval.

Helping to feed everyone in need with a nutritious meal is central to how we now think at our business and I am delighted to be leading on this with our partners.”