FareShare is the UK’s largest food redistribution charity fighting hunger and tackling food waste, and its work with the food industry is vital. Find out more by watching the video below…
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FareShare takes surplus food and drink that is unsold or unwanted by the industry and redistributes it to a network of 8,500 charities and community organisations. The food is then turned into meals and food parcels for vulnerable people. The charities involved also help tackle the root causes of poverty and offer vital wrap-around services such as domestic violence shelters, after school clubs and older people’s lunch clubs.
FareShare works with businesses from across the UK food sector – from farmers and food processors to retailers, wholesale and food service businesses. In fact, food from all phases of the supply chain is rescued and given to those who need it most.
Why is FareShare needed?
- Over 13 million people (including 4 million children) experienced food insecurity in January 2023. This represents one in five people.*
- Over 3 million tonnes of good-to-eat food goes to waste in the UK food supply chain each year, enough for 7 billion meals.**
While there is surplus food that is otherwise going to waste, FareShare believes it should be used to feed people first and the focus is to ensure that the meals they provide have the biggest impact possible.
In 2022/23, FareShare’s network of front-line charities chopped, grated, roasted, fried and, above all, transformed food that would have otherwise gone to waste into over 128 million meals.
From ambient to fresh produce, dairy to meat products, FareShare welcomes a huge range of into its warehouses and the work it does with the food and drink industry is vital to this continuing.
Find out more: fareshare.org.uk/giving-food
To contact the team, or to make a food offer send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Source: The Food Foundation 2023, Food Insecurity Tracker Round 12.
**Source: WWF 2022, Hidden Waste: The Scale and Impact of Food Waste in Primary Production.
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