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Train operator TransPennine Express (TPE) has donated around £5,000 worth of on-board catering product to organisations across the North of England
With catering suspended on services due to the Covid-19 pandemic, TPE and catering partner Rail Gourmet have been donating the stock that customers would normally see on-board services travelling around the North of England and Scotland.
These organisations include The Parkland Hotel, who look after homeless men in Manchester, and nearby Wellspring Community Church in Moston. They received £1,000 worth of stock to help create food packages for those most in need.
Emma Teale, Customer Experience Manager for TransPennine Express, commented: “Rather than letting the perishable stock that we have go to waste, we have worked with our catering partner Rail Gourmet to distribute food and drinks to charitable organisations across the whole of our network.
“I’d like to thank all of my fellow colleagues and those at Rail Gourmet who’ve been actively involved in helping facilitate this and supporting the many communities that we serve across the North of England.”
To date TPE has contributed almost £5,000 worth of stock to worthy causes, including: