Following food deliveries this week to charities in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Gloucestershire the charity – founded in 2015 to help feed people who live in food poverty in the UK with delicious and nutritious meals – have now passed their 500,000 meal milestone, with over half a million meals donated to people in need since the charity’s inception.

Patron of The Country Food Trust, cricket legend, broadcaster and television personality, David Gower OBE, announced the news via the charity’s social media today, he says of the achievement; “I’m so happy to tell you that The Country Food Trust has delivered over half a million meals to people in food poverty, which keeps us on track to deliver over a million in the first five years.”

Tim Woodward, CEO of The Country Food Trust added; “We could not have done this without the incredible support of our Donors, Trustees, Patrons, Key Supporters, Accredited Shoots and staff. Thank you all for making a difference to people in need and showing that the countryside community can make a significant difference to people in food poverty around the UK.”

This news comes amidst our Winter Appeal which is now in full swing. We are nearly half way to the £100,000 target and are hoping many more supporters come forward to donate as much as they feel able to help people who at this time of year have to make the choice between heating, accommodation and food, often whilst trying to make Christmas a happier time for their families.

To donate to The Country Food Trust Winter Appeal, visit their Virgin Money Giving Page: