Who are FareShare?
FareShare believes that no good food should go to waste. There are 8.4 million people living in poverty in the UK, at the same time thousands of tonnes of good food are going to waste. FareShare redistribute surplus food to charities that turn it into meals for vulnerable people.
How do they do it? In their 21 Regional Centres FareShare collect fresh, in date and good to eat surplus from the food industry which would otherwise go to waste, and then redistribute it to approximately 10,000 charities in 1,500 towns across the UK.
The charities and community groups that benefit from FareShare food are typically homeless hostels, children’s breakfast clubs, and lunch clubs for older people, domestic violence refuges and community cafés.
FareShare supports over 770,000 vulnerable people each week. In 2017-18 FareShare contributed enough food to provide 36.7 million meals to vulnerable people across the UK.
FareShare are part of a global movement working to alleviate hunger by capturing surplus food and delivering it to the people who need it.
Do you want to support FareShare? If so please visit their Virgin Money page or call us on 0800 900 5500.