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FareShare: No good food should go to waste

When we saw the problem of UK hunger, we found a solution.  It’s simple really.
We redistribute surplus food to charities, who turn it into meals.
We are doers.
We are community.
We change lives.

How FareShare Works

FareShare redistributes surplus food from the food industry.
With the help of an army of volunteers.
They turn it into nutritious meals to 9,653 frontline charities and community groups, for just over 772,390 vulnerable people everyweek.

Last year we provided enough food for nearly 36.7 million meals.

FareShare in 2016

2,489 charities & community groups - up 288%

Supported with food.

9,770 tonnes of food - up 60%

18.3 million meals

211,565 people - up 233%

fed every week

FareShare now

9,667 charities & community groups

Supported with food.

16,992 tonnes of food

36.7 million meals

772,390 people

fed every week

From January – June 2018, JDM Food Group provided 11.2 tonnes of surplus products to FareShare.

That’s enough for an estimated 26,484 meals

for people in need!

Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Grand Total
24.6 1.7 3.4 3.2 6.2 12.5 51.5

This was where the surplus food has been distributed…

Addiction Support 6
Advice/Resource Centre 17
Children and Families Centre 94
Community Cafe 153
Community Centre 118
Day Centre 93
Drop In Service 75
Food Bank 119
Hospice/Care Home 30
Hostel 87
Lunch Club 50
Medical Facility 3
Other 70
Out Of School Club/Youth Centre 72
Place Of Worship 52
Refuge 8
Residential Rehabilitation Service 24
School/School Breakfast Club/After School Club 105
Soup Kitchen 19
Supported Housing 97
Training Centre 23
Grand Total 1315

Across these regions…

Cymru South Wales 1
East Midlands 98
East Of England 37
Glasgow & The West Of Scotland 66
Grampian 56
Greater Manchester 112
Hull & Humber 34
Lancashire & Cumbria 34
London 141
Merseyside 157
North East 61
South West 153
Southern Central 64
Sussex 64
Thames Valley 51
West Midlands 92
Yorkshire 94
Grand Total 1315
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Up to 3 million children are at risk of being hungry in the school holidays.

FareShare is on a mission to source a variety of child-friendly, healthy, easy preparation, nut-free food and drink for hundreds of summer holiday projects across the UK.

Help us #ActiveAte school holidays by donating extra products.
Please contact Samantha Lai on Samantha.lai@fareshare.org.uk.

FareShare's Impact


Without their current supply of FareShare food, 1 in 5 charities would closedown.

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93% of people say having a meal through FareShare’s community network help them face the day ahead

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75% of charities say the food enables them to better engage with their clients

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77% of charities say that FareShare food has improved their clients’ diet

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We believe no good food should go to waste.
Thank you for helping us save food and change lives

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