The Cornish Pasty community has shown how good it can be to work together for a collective purpose by raising a whopping £14,500 for local food redistribution charity, Devon & Cornwall Food Action.
During Cornish Pasty Week 2023, we invited makers and sellers of genuine Cornish pasties to come together and pledge either a specific amount of money from every Cornish pasty sold, or a lump sum of their choice, to our new initiative, the Cornish Pasty Community Fund.
The money we raised together during Cornish Pasty Week has allowed Devon & Cornwall Food Action to purchase an additional van that will specifically service Cornwall and thereby help more families in need.
The charity receives up to 15 tons of donated products a week, including fresh, frozen and packaged food along with household products. The charity’s core objective is to redistribute food that would otherwise have gone to waste by making it affordable for those experiencing food poverty in Cornwall & Devon.
Alan Dunne, Chairman of Devon and Cornwall Food Action told us how grateful he was that Devon and Cornwall Food Action were the first recipients of the Cornish Pasty Community Fund and how much of an impact the funds raised will have for families tackling food poverty in Cornwall.
The following businesses contributed to the Cornish Pasty community Fund to make this possible:
Phat Pasty, West Cornwall Pasty Co, Warrens, Ginsters, The Cornwall Bakery, Cornish Premier Pasties, Prima Bakeries, Rowes, South Coast Baker, Berrymans, The Pasty House, The Cornish Pasty Store, Cornwall Airport, St Dominick Community Shop, Country House, The Great Cornish Food Store, Sanders and Proper Cornish.
If you would like to be involved in the Cornish Pasty Community Fund in 2024, please contact us for more information