"We cant wait to get our boxes on the doorstep of families across the country, which in turn will enable us to help even more families in need at such a crucial time for food poverty"
51% of Company Profits will go towards supporting more families-in-need so it can amplify its mission to end UK food poverty
Venner Nutrition, the UK’s first ‘Food Box with a Conscience’ has ramped up its UK operations, signing Kerry’s Fresh as its online distribution partner, to offer its plant-based, recipe boxes to families across the UK. Profits from each box support vulnerable families with Venner boxes and nutritional education.
Kerry’s Fresh is a fifth-generation family-run business that has been selling high quality fruit & vegetables in Nottingham since 1885. Priding itself on sourcing locally where possible, Kerry’s will deliver Venner Nutrition boxes across the UK, ensuring the very best in quality and customer service. Boxes will be available on the Kerry’s Fresh website from 13th September 2021.
Each of Venner’s plant-based recipe boxes feeds a family of four for five days. Packed full of fresh fruit and vegetables, pulses and grains, spices and herbs, plus some store-cupboard essentials, the box includes breakfast, snacks and recipes for evening meals which aim to help customers make the most out of the ingredients, be inventive with mealtimes and minimise food waste.
The ingredients of the boxes, which are priced at £35 (just £1.75 per person a day) are changed monthly, with Venner’s team of nutritional experts designing the accompanying recipes around the seasons. The launch months, ‘All The Good Stuff’ box features recipes such as sweet potato and kale curry, pesto pasta with a twist, and easy chickpea soup. Future boxes include ‘The One With Soul’, full of home comfort recipes and ‘Flavours of the World’ which will have an international twist.
Having worked with charities and local authorities in the UK and Finland since 2018 to support and educate vulnerable families on the benefits of nutrition, this is the first time Venner will sell boxes direct to UK customers. As a social enterprise 51% of profit from box sales will go towards supporting more families-in-need so it can amplify its mission to end UK food poverty.
Customers and businesses can also gift boxes to families, with the option of doing so a part of the checkout process.
Speaking about the partnership, Venner’s Head of the UK, Laura Holland, said: “In order to launch Venner Nutrition boxes in the UK , it was key we found a partner we could trust to provide the very best ingredients and Kerry’s Fresh is just that. We can’t wait to get our boxes on the doorstep of families across the country, which in turn will enable us to help even more families in need at such a crucial time for food poverty.”
Dean Kerry, Managing Director of Kerry’s Fresh, added:
“It’s a pleasure to be working with Venner and supporting them in making a difference to UK food poverty. Whether that’s providing families with healthy and delicious ingredients straight to their door, or fulfilling the orders of businesses who want to make a difference to the health of their teams or their local community by bulk buying boxes, we’re looking forward to being part of the Venner journey."