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Tackling the hunger crisis in London: pro bono team supports the UK's largest food charity

27/11/2020

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United Kingdom

Fieldfisher worked with FareShare, a leading charity that redistributes surplus or unwanted food from the supply chain to frontline charities to support their work and help them fight hunger.

FareShare provides food equivalent to nearly a million meals per week and over two million during the Covid-19 crisis.

Over the last six months, the Fieldfisher team led by Corporate Partner, Mark Nash and supported by Keon Stewart, Corporate Solicitor, Karen McGinley, Real Estate Senior Associate, and Chris Eykel, Real Estate Solicitor, orchestrated the transfer of FareShare's Deptford operation to The Felix Project, a London-based food redistribution charity. The Fieldfisher team worked seamlessly to move over employees, equipment, and a warehouse. FareShare will supply food to The Felix Project, becoming the 18th member of FareShare's national network.

Working alongside CEO of FareShare, Lindsay Boswell, and the charity's Chair, John Bason (Finance Director at the Association of British Foods plc), the project builds the capacity of the two charities and further meets the needs of communities in the ongoing pandemic.

Commenting on the deal, Corporate Partner, Mark Nash says: "Each year 1.5 million adults and 400,000 children go hungry whilst 2.25 million tonnes of surplus food goes to waste in London. We are pleased to have helped FareShare in this important goal to rescue more surplus food on a national level."

CEO, Lindsay Boswell said: "You and your team have been truly extraordinary and we cannot possibly thank you enough.  This exciting change of gear for fighting hunger in London would not have happened without the Fieldfisher team......and that is completely true and no word of exaggeration."

The Felix Project was advised by Hogan Lovells Corporate & Finance team which was led by David Hudd and Karla Dudek (Counsel), supported by David Horan (Senior Associate), Tom Spooner (Associate) and Joseph Platt (Associate).

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