Success story

Mars wins prestigious community award

October 2012

Mars food has won the highly coveted President’s award in the FDF’s Community Partnership Awards for its inaugural wellness Food Enterprise Week. The scheme, which was launched earlier this year, brings associates together from across the business who have a healthy, active lifestyle and who want the share their knowledge with the local community and children in local schools. This included helping schools create gardening spaces, mentoring children in the art of growing food and donating food parcels to the local community.

Mars food UK was also awarded Gold in Education category at the annual awards ceremony. This recognises the contribution that the UK food and drinks sector makes to the economy and to local communities. At Sherard Primary School in Melton Mowbray, the associates at the Waltham site encouraged youngsters to think about nutrition, wellness, team working and marketing.

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