The foodbank is one of a network of more than 1,200 across the UK, supported by the Trussell Trust, providing emergency, non-perishable, in-date food to those in crisis and at work. Donations are often collected through local schools, churches and businesses.
Adam Noble, licensee of the Jolly Brewers with Aaron Dobson, said: “When running a fresh, local produce pub, there will inevitably be food waste which cannot be sold, but is perfectly edible.
“By teaming up with our local foodbank, we are helping to ensure that good quality, edible food will not go to waste, and we can help those in our local community who need it.”
Through the partnership, King’s Lynn Foodbank will collect all edible food, such as surplus fruit, vegetables and fresh bread, from the pub that goes unused, giving back directly to the local community to reach those in need.
What’s more, customers are welcome to leave donations to the foodbank at the Jolly Brewers, either with cash or food supplies of their own.
Noble added: “We are passionate about ensuring that no edible food goes to waste. Caring for the community is a key part of our ethos, and this initiative means we can support those most in need within our community.”