The Field - - Sporting Artist -

A char­ity set up to sup­ply game to those in need, aims to feed 125,000 peo­ple in the UK next year when it is launched na­tion­ally.

For­mer com­mod­ity bro­ker Tim Wood­ward set up The Coun­try Food Trust in June 2015 “be­cause food poverty has be­come such a ma­jor is­sue in this coun­try”. The char­ity uses diced pheas­ant breast, veg­eta­bles and herbs to make its coun­try casse­role. The food is sealed in long-life pouches, which have a 12-month shelf life, don’t re­quire chill­ing and take three min­utes to heat up in a mi­crowave.

“We chose pheas­ant meat be­cause it is in plen­ti­ful sup­ply, is low in choles­terol and fat and high in vi­ta­mins, com­pared to reared meat,” said Wood­ward.

The casseroles are be­ing sold through re­tail out­lets and shoots. For ev­ery pouch sold, one will be do­nated to peo­ple in need and to shoots. Talks are un­der­way with game chefs about us­ing par­tridge and other game in fu­ture recipes to ex­tend the char­ity’s brands.

More de­tails at: www.the­coun­try­

Tim Wood­ward

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