Cornish Pasty makers from across the county are coming together to tackle food poverty and have already pledged over £14k for Devon & Cornwall Food Action.
The Cornish Pasty Community Fund is the new initiative from the Cornish Pasty Association.
Anyone making or selling genuine Cornish Pasties is invited to participate by agreeing to donate either a specific amount of money from every Cornish Pasty sold during Cornish Pasty Week, or a fixed lump sum of their choice.
The suggested donation is 1p per pasty sold. And every penny raised will go towards the work of Devon & Cornwall Food Action.
Devon & Cornwall Food Action receives 10 – 15 tons of donated products a week, which includes ambient, fresh, frozen and household products. The charity’s core objective is to provide affordable food for those experiencing food poverty in Cornwall and Devon.
The money raised by this initiative will go towards expanding the charity’s reach in Cornwall. At present DCFA delivers to one area a week, covering St. Ives, Hayle, Falmouth, Camborne and Redruth.
CPA chairman, Jason Jobling, said: “For generations the Cornish Pasty has been an inherent part of our culture and heritage in this part of the world and, with many people facing difficult challenges right now, this feels like an important moment to show how much the Cornish Pasty community can do to support those in need.”