Hidden Hero 2020

03 February 2021

Moy Park’s Culinary Team in Craigavon

Moy Park’s Culinary Team in Craigavon led by Aaron Dixon turned their new product development kitchen into a production line during the pandemic, creating 1,000 healthy and nutritious meals a week for those in need.

Keen to do all that they could, the team approached food charity partner FareShare to see who they could link with locally. The Resource Centre Derry (RCD) provides invaluable help to the local community and has seen demand for its food services skyrocket beyond their capacity. With incredibly generous contributions from food and packaging companies in the area, Moy Park were delighted to prepare and donate these meals to help RCD reach those people most in need of support. The meals were made fresh by Moy Park’s culinary team on-site, and were designed to be easily heated up at home.

Local companies Kerry Foods Portadown, Wilson's Country, The Flavour Works, Irwin’s Bakery and Daily Fresh all donated produce for the meals. JMC Packaging Ltd also donated all the food containers and installed a special tray-sealing machine at Moy Park to ensure all meals arrive safe and fresh.