Kingsmill Stockport donates 100,000 loaves to those most in need

14 Dec 2020 02:08
Published by: Scott Callan

The team at Kingsmill’s Stockport bakery is continuing its mission to keep locals supplied with baked goods during these tough times by donating almost 100,000 loaves since March, and still giving 1,400 loaves of Kingsmill per week. This is on top of 20,000 loaves already donated to the community via its long-standing Fareshare partnership throughout 2020.

Teams at the bakery in Stockport are also supporting Stockport Council with their community donations and, always keen on going that extra mile, they’re also supporting the ‘Helping Hands’ team in Warrington which specialises in live-in care and offers 24-hour services to surrounding areas. 

This activity from Kingsmill follows on from the Allied Bakeries’ food donation programme for local community groups, charities, food banks and frontline service providers that was set up during the first peak of the Covid-19 crisis earlier this year.

Carl Hampson, General Manager at Allied Bakeries Stockport, who bake Kingsmill said “While it’s been an exceptionally difficult time for us all, it’s been amazing to see how local communities rally together for the benefit of others. When the Covid-19 crisis hit in March of this year it was our neighbours, friends and family stepping up to the frontline, and all our team members were immediately keen to support them in any way we could. The volume of donations we’ve been able to make has only been possible thanks to our dedicated team of volunteers including the local VCSE (Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise) sector organised through Stockport Borough Council who kindly pick up the freshly baked goods on a daily basis. We’re all proud to have helped provide food for vital personnel, as well as keep the more vulnerable and needy fed throughout the year.”


The donations in Stockport are part of a business-wide effort by Kingsmill to support local communities across the whole of the UK. The eight UK-wide bakeries have donated nearly 450,000 Kingsmill loaves and other bakery goods to local hospitals, ambulance services, police handling headquarters, schools, fire stations, care homes and charities, creating food packs for the vulnerable and food banks. As a company, Allied Bakeries has donated the equivalent of over 2.1 million meals UK-wide this year.

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