Two tonnes of pies donated to charity which helps Wiganers in need

It’s news that would make any Wiganer prick up their ears: a baker has donated two tonnes of pies to a charity that helps borough people in need.

By Sian Jones
Thursday, 28th April 2022, 3:45 pm

In 2021, Hollands gifted a whopping 2.2 tonnes of surplus pies to FareShare, to help those struggling on a budget locally and beyond.

Donating a variety of different pies and pastries from across the whole product range, Holland’s has provided many people and families with, in some cases, essential food for mealtimes.

Additionally, in the first two months of 2022, the firm has provided 0.5 tonnes of food to the charitable food redistributor - a record amount of donations from the company.

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Leanne Holcroft, Brand Manager for Holland’s Pies, said: “As a staple community brand for the North West, we have donated thousands of pies to brilliant local charities that are doing great work for the region, and we’ve been working with the amazing team at Fareshare for over a year now.

“As we all know, everyday life hasn’t been the easiest for many since the start of the pandemic, and we hope that a little pastry goodness can provide a family meal for those in need.”

Miranda Kaunang, Head of Development at FareShare Greater Manchester said: “We’re extremely grateful that Holland’s Pies has been able to support FareShare Greater Manchester with deliveries of their surplus.

"The donations will be sent to frontline local charities and help people facing food insecurity, at a time when communities need it most.”