FareShare is a unique charity fighting hunger and its underlying causes by redistributing in-date surplus food to hundreds of local charities and community groups across the UK. By ensuring good food is not wasted, they turn an environmental problem into a solution, helping to feed thousands of vulnerable people every day.
FareShare has been operating since 2004 as an independent charity and now has 17 depots across the UK, from Edinburgh to Brighton and London to Cardiff. Last year we redistributed 4,200 tonnes of food to over 1,000 charities and community groups. This is enough food for 11 million meals, feeding 50,400 people every day.
The charities we support include; hostels for the homeless, day centres for the elderly, children’s breakfast clubs, women’s refuges, after school clubs and community groups for low income families and the unemployed. We save each charity an average of £13,000 a year from their food bill, money which can be reinvested back into other support services for their beneficiaries, such as housing advice or counselling.
Demand for our service is increasing at an alarming rate, with the number of people we are helping to feed up by 20% on last year. The recession, rising cost of living and unemployment all mean there are more people turning to charities for food. The organisations we work with are also feeling the pinch as they struggle to cope with funding cuts. FareShare’s work is needed now more than ever before.
This fantastic concept helps in more than one way, using wasted food and feeding those in need is a brilliant idea. This charity works tirelessly to ensure they can feed those that can’t afford to eat. There’s thousands of tonnes from the food industry that is wasted and it could easily be used to feed people, so this foundation ensure they can get hold of this perfectly good food to help people in need embrace an influx of essential nutrients. Help them feed a starving tummy with your donations that help them run. They are affiliated with many supermarkets and other companies in the food industry to ensure they can get food before it is wasted. Their partner charities include refuges, hostels and breakfast clubs with more than 2000 of them. This means they can feed the homeless through these partner foundations. This growing charity has contributed to over 17 million meals, so help do something amazing today. There are so many reasons to contribute to this charity and help them continue all the brilliant work they are currently doing.
By creating a value chain directly between the food industry and people in need, we are unique in fighting hunger by tackling food waste. To find out more please visit www.fareshare.org.uk