Hovis® Raises Community Spirit


A national bakery brand is working with Wigan Borough’s voluntary sector in order to reduce food waste.

Hovis®, which has one of its main distribution centres in Golborne, is signed up to Wigan Council’s Deal for Business, which encourages companies based in the borough to give back to the local community.

The company works with local charities and community groups such as Compassion in Action, Fur Clemt and Sunshine House to donate food to members of the community that is within its best-by dates but cannot be distributed to supermarkets as a result of customers changing their order quantities.

The collaboration is in line with the company’s commitment to reducing food waste and supporting members of the community.

John Novak, team leader at Hovis® said: “We’re very proud to be a part of Wigan Council’s The Deal for Business and we are fully committed to giving back to local communities.
“We aim to keep food waste to a minimum and reduce the amount of bread going into landfill. In order to achieve this, we have established great partnerships with three amazing groups who support residents across the borough and distribute our excess produce so it can be enjoyed by their service users.”

Speaking about the partnership, Pam Gilligan, founder of Compassion in Action in Leigh said: “Our heartfelt thanks to Hovis® who embraced the work of our charity by donating bread weekly so we can benefit from even more resources.

“It is with the wonderful support of many companies like Hovis® who are helping us to help others during traumatic times in their lives. By working together, we can make a difference