Food service supplier http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2011/02/25/337255/Brakes-beefs-up-its-CSER-policy.htm" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">Brakes ](http://www.brake.co.uk)has won the Charity, Community and Environment category at the [Hollis Sponsorship Awards 2011](http://www.sponsorship-awards.co.uk) for its work with a community food network that shared the award.
Brakes entered a long-term partnership with [FareShare ](http://www.fareshare.org.uk)last year as part of its [Corporate, Social and Environmental Responsibility strategy.
Under the deal, Brakes contributes food that has passed its minimum shelf life but is still "in date" to eat for FareShare to distribute to more than 30,000 homeless and vulnerable people across 600 charities and organisations throughout the UK.
In the first quarter of 2010, Brakes donated 50,000 meal equivalents a month to FareShare, helping reduce both food waste and its landfill costs.
"The food provided by Brakes Group really makes a different," said Lindsay Boswell, chief executive officer of Fareshare. "It is exactly the kind of high-quality food that the people we support really need."