Claire Deekes, chief customer officer for The Cumberland, said: “It has been an honour for The Cumberland to host this celebration event for these amazing people.
“The volunteers work tirelessly to support their communities to provide food to as many people as possible.
“They are truly inspirational. Thanks to everyone in this room, the equivalent of over 217,000 meals have been supplied to people in our communities since the launch of the Kinder Kind of Kitchen initiative in June.”
Among the projects being celebrated was the Melbourne Food Club which is helping feed families around Lancaster.
Julie Seaton, manager at the Melbourne Food Club, was delighted to have the project’s work recognised and to receive a plaque.
“Tonight has been absolutely fantastic. I can’t thank the Cumberland enough for what they have done for us.
“We feed 70 families a week with the help of Cumberland and FareShare and I feel so chuffed to be part of this celebration,” she said.