Castell Howell Foods helps to eliminate holiday hunger

Castell Howell Foods provided more than 16,000 food care packs and supported local authority catering teams to help eliminate holiday hunger over the summer.

Castell Howell development chef Stewart Williams teaches school children the importance of healthy eating.

The family-run wholesaler has supported school holiday nutrition since 2015 with the local authority ‘Food and Fun’ initiative. Castell Howell has delivered quality ingredients, locally grown vegetables and freshly made meals to children who would go without meals. It has also provided sports education and taught skills relating to nutrition.

Working in partnership with Caerphilly Council, Caterforce member Castell Howell has helped to produce more than one million holiday and lockdown meals during the past two years. The wholesaler has worked in collaboration with its suppliers to develop nutritionally compliant meals, arranging the stock, packing the boxes and even loaning out the refrigerated vehicles for additional storage.

“There are thousands of children who rely on their school meals for vital nutrition and would have missed out during the summer holidays,” said Matt Lewis, director of Castell Howell Foods. “We’re proud to work with both our local authority customers and our supply chain to help support children’s wellbeing and nutritional education.

“Times have been challenging for many families in our local area, with more challenges to come, and we want to play a role in ensuring that children are given an opportunity to develop, safe in the knowledge that their dietary needs are met.”

Published Date: September 25, 2022
Category: Wholesale Industry News