As part of its 30th anniversary celebrations, Clearspring has teamed with its long-term partner Made In Hackney to donate 30,000 free plant-based meals to communities in need.

The plant-based community cookery school and food charity, Made in Hackney – which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year – will work with Clearspring to donate products and cooked meals to families and individuals with emergency support needs.

The organic food brand will also be fundraising throughout the year to support the work Made in Hackney is doing, as well as partnering with other organizations including City Harvest, who helps distribute food to more than 350 local charities.

Commenting on the partnership, Sarah Bentley, founder of Made in Hackney, says: “Made In Hackney and Clearspring believe everyone should have access to high quality, healthy food that’s good for people and the planet. Clearspring have supported our community cookery classes, meal service and fundraising activities with their incredible products for many years. We’re delighted to partner with them now to provide 30,000 free plant-based meals to households with food support needs as part of Clearspring’s 30-year anniversary.”

Adds Clearspring MD Maria Dawson: “Reaching 30 years as an independent family business is a great achievement to celebrate. We wanted to take this opportunity to make a concerted effort to give back with our pledge to donate 30,000 free plant-based meals.

“We also wanted to say thank you to everyone who has helped us reach this 30-year milestone. Thank you to the brilliant Clearspring team, the fantastic organic and Demeter certified farmers and artisan food producers, the committed wholesalers and retailers who stock our products and the loyal shoppers who choose to add Clearspring to their baskets every day. Your continued support is helping us to realize our dream to create a more sustainable future and is enabling us to work and play to convert one more acre back to organic each day.”

Founded in 1993 by Christopher Dawson, Clearspring now offers a range of over 300 natural, plant-based products across 30 categories, including Japanese specialities, available in over 60 countries.