Cadent pledges to fund 40,000 meals for vulnerable children and families

helping our community

Cadent, the gas network and major local employer, has pledged to fund 40,000 meals as it joins the amazing nationwide effort to stop vulnerable children and families going hungry.

Individuals and businesses up and down the country are rallying to a cause championed by Manchester-born footballer Marcus Rashford MBE.

Cadent, which manages the underground gas network in the England star’s home city, has confirmed a donation to the charity he supports, FareShare.

“We’re one big family here at Cadent. Looking out for and looking after people – especially those in vulnerable situations – is just what we do,” said Steve Fraser, chief executive. “We don’t want to see anyone go hungry and really feel this donation is the right thing to do.”

Cadent looks after four of the UK’s gas networks – North West England, the West Midlands, East and North London. It directly employs over 4,000 people and many thousands more via sub-contractors.

FareShare is the UK’s largest food redistribution charity, redistributing surplus food from the food industry through a network of 11,000 frontline organisations across the UK. FareShare provides enough food to create almost a million meals for vulnerable people every week.


Cadent is the UK’s largest gas distribution network with a 200-year legacy.  We are in a unique position to build on strong foundations whilst encouraging the curiosity to think differently and the courage to embrace change.  Day to day we continue to operate, maintain and innovate the UK’s largest gas network, transporting gas safely and protecting people in an emergency.   Our skilled engineers and specialists remain committed to the communities we serve, working day and night to ensure gas reaches 11 million homes from Cumbria to North London and the Welsh Borders to East Anglia, to keep your energy flowing. 

Future of Gas: Here at Cadent we support the Government’s plans to reach Net Zero by 2050. That means we’re backing the introduction of hydrogen as a low carbon alternative to natural gas for the future. We know people love the controllability of gas and, with our network already in place, it makes sense to switch to the lower carbon alternative offered by hydrogen, which we believe can keep homes and businesses warm for generations to come.

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