UXBRIDGE firm General Mills has made an additional £50,000 donation to FareShare, which tackles hunger, food waste and poverty.

FareShare saves good food from going to waste and redistributes it to the front line.

General Mills, which has its HQ in Harman House, George Street, is a partner of the charity, which also runs a training initiative, called New Horizons, to get people into work.

The Uxbridge firm, makers of El Paso and Haagen Dazs among other brands, is launching GEMSHARE.

It is a mentoring programme of workshops, individual guidance and work assignments for people supported by the charity.

Half of the donation will support FareShare’s work in Merseyside and North Wales, where there are plans for a larger warehouse.

The other half will support new premises in the East of England.