Moy Park, along with several other businesses, is cooking thousands of meals for vulnerable members of its local communities.
Moy Park’s culinary team in Craigavon has turned its new product development kitchen into a production line.
The firm is creating 1,000 healthy, nutritious meals a week to be distributed by charity The Resource Centre Derry during the coronavirus crisis.
Local companies who have donated produce for the meals include Kerry Foods Portadown, Wilson’s Country, The Flavour Works, Irwin’s Bakery and Daily Fresh. JMC Packaging has also donated all the food containers and installed a tray-sealing machine at Moy Park.
The Resource Centre Derry’ Paddy McCarron said: “On behalf of the RCS Board of Directors and management, I extend my gratitude to the hard work of the Moy Park team which is helping us provide an essential service to those in need.
“The reaction from the local community to the additional meals has been incredible, and we have extended our opening hours and delivery services to meet demand.
“It’s great to see everyone – from local businesses to our own volunteers – going the extra mile to support and protect our vulnerable people.”
Moy Park head of culinary, Aaron Dixon added: “The meals we are providing can all be quickly heated up at home and have been made fresh by our culinary team on-site.
“I can’t describe the sense of pride the team here, and all the suppliers feel by helping such a worthwhile cause in this difficult time.”