Addo Food Group partners with charity to tackle food waste

first_imgAddo Food Group has partnered with food redistribution charity FareShare to fight hunger and food waste by donating products to those in need.FareShare distributes unpurchased food that would otherwise go to waste to frontline charities and community groups that support vulnerable people.The charity intercepts food from businesses such as Addo Food Group that is still in date, but due to factors such as incorrect labelling or overstock, will no longer be able to reach its intended destination.Kim Burgess, head of markets at Addo Food Group, said she was delighted to be working with FareShare and partnering with them on an incredibly worthwhile initiative.“As one of the UK’s largest food manufacturers we believe it’s important to be supporting local communities and good causes where possible,” she said.“The partnership has got off to a great start but we’re looking forward to moving ahead with it and hopefully encouraging other businesses to do the same.”Addo and FareShare have been working together through its Riverside Bakery site since April 2016.Last year, FareShare supported over 5,000 charities and community groups by supplying enough food for 26 million meals, saving 12,336 tonnes of food from being wasted.last_img read more


Government budgeted $6.3 million for AFCON 2019 – Sports Minister

first_imgThe Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah, has revealed that the country budgeted Six Million, Three Hundred and Sixty-Five Thousand, Thirty-Three Dollars and Eighty-Four Cents (US$6,365,033.84) for Ghana’s participation at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.Out of this amount, Four Million, Five Hundred and Sixty-Four Thousand, Three Hundred and Fifty-Two Dollars (US$4, 564, 352.00) was expended from the training tour up until the team exited the AFCON at the round of 16 stage.The figures were revealed when the Minister met Parliament on Wednesday to discuss Ghana’s participation at the 24-team tournament in Egypt.The expenditure covered the following:The playing bodyTechnical teamMembers of Parliament’s Select Committee on Youth and SportsRepresentatives of GHALCARepresentatives of Old FootballersSome staff of the GFASome staff of the Ministry of Youth and SportsSome members of the Ghana Supporters UnionJournalistsA further breakdown of the expenditure is provided as follows:Airfare – $924,168Per diem, players – $187,050Per diem, technical staff – $129, 600Per diem, additional technical staff – $90,750Winning bonus, players – $965, 405Winning bonus, technical – $347,027Winning bonus, additional technical staff – $177,000Accommodation – $1,143,519Feeding – $419,300Match Tickets 0 $41,750Medicals – $44,574Visa Fees – $8,541Internal Transportation -$43,092Incidentals – $42,576Total; $4,564,352AnalysisDetails of the budget for every AFCON has always been controversial and this is no different.The most noticeable issue with this budget is the $965, 405 paid to the Black Stars players as winning bonuses.Considering Ghana only won one out of their 4 matches, simple division of that figure by the 23 players would mean that each player was paid nearly $42,000 each. For the one game won?Even if the players were paid a qualification bonus from the group stages, at $10,000 per match, that would amount to $30,000 which still leaves some almost $12,000 unaccounted for.last_img read more