An East Lancashire baker has teamed up with the UK's biggest charity fighting hunger and food waste to help distribute pies and puds to those in need across the county.

Since the first lockdown more than a year ago, Accrington-based Holland’s Pies has been committed to supporting the community by donating thousands of pastry goods to foodbanks and charities.

And now they have joined forces with FareShare to donate pies and puds to their charity connections.

Brand Manager at Holland’s Pies, Leanne Holcroft, said: “Times have been tough, and we are keen to continue to support people and families across the North West by distributing our proper tasty pies and puds.

"By working with FareShare, we hope this gesture of goodwill continues to make a difference to someone’s week.”

FareShare provides the equivalent of two million meals a week, to people who struggle to get enough to eat.

It redistributes good-to eat surplus food, through more than 11,000 charities and community groups, across the UK.

Two-thirds of the people accessing FareShare food are children and families.

Commercial Manager at FareShare, Michael Shields, said: “Over the last year, the number of vulnerable people relying on food from FareShare has doubled from one million to two million.

"So, we’re pleased to have Holland’s Pies on board donating their pies and puds to our charity connections.”