Employees of animal feed manufacturer AB Agri has taken up the challenge of a charity run to deliver 5,000 chickens to those in need.
Working in conjunction with the charity FareShare, a national network of charitable food redistributors, AB Agri colleagues initially joined together to walk, run and hop a combined total of 5,000 miles. On completion of the challenge AB Agri donated 5,000 whole chickens supplied by Chesterfield Poultry and 2 Sisters Food Group.
Simon Heath, Managing Director of AB Agri’s Compound Feed business explains, “As the effects of COVID-19 continue to impact on all aspects of daily life, not least to the British farming sector, this is part of our effort to support our industry and help provide a nutritious, home-grown product to those who need it most.”
Heath continued, “We approached our partners to purchase the 5,000 chickens and were delighted that Chesterfield Poultry contributed a further 2,000 chickens to the charity. This means that as a combined activity we are able to donate 7,000 fresh chickens or the equivalent of over 40,000 meals.”
Nadeem Iqbal, Managing Director at Chesterfield Poultry said, “When we heard about the challenge, we were delighted to be involved, supporting our industry and families in the UK that need help through these difficult times.”