Feeding the championship

This summer Co-op Food will be playing an integral part in the World Para Athletic Championships London 2017, not only supporting the event as a National Partner, but also providing the food and snacks for over 4000 volunteers who, as the event ‘Runners’, will be truly making the event run, handling visitor questions, media offices, results distribution and athlete welfare.

In line with our 100% British promise, all of our fresh meat will be British produced. Fresh food will be arriving daily into the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, including sandwiches, healthy salads, snacks, fresh fruit, we wanted to take a look at some of the astonishing quantities it will take to feed the Runners.

Sandwiches for breakfast, and lunch, all healthy and nutritious and with options to suit everyone. That’s over 22,000 sandwiches in total to be enjoyed by the volunteers. For those wanting a salad, there will be 2 lorry loads of salad delivered over the course of the event. Fresh fruit not only provides a part of your 5-a-day but can be a great source of energy and hydration on those long and hopefully warm London summer days. We’re sending in over 80,000 pieces of fruit!

And finally, perfect for the afternoon break and pick-me-up (with a British cup of tea, of course) there will be over 40,000 snack products handed out, including our favourite All Butter Flapjacks and yummy chocolate brownies.