FareShare is a national UK charity supporting communities to relieve food poverty. FareShare is at the centre of two of the most urgent issues that face the UK: food poverty and food waste.
The charity addresses these issues in three ways:
FareShare has been operating since 2004 as an independent charity and today has 17 locations around the UK. Established in 1994 as a project within the homelessness charity Crisis, FareShare aims to help vulnerable groups, whether they are homeless, elderly, children, or other groups in food poverty within our communities.
FareShare Helps Improve Lives:
- In 2012/13, the food redistributed by FareShare contributed towards more than 10 million meals
- The FareShare Community Food Network has over 900 Community Members across the UK receiving food, training and advice
- Every day an average of 43,700 people benefit from the service FareShare provides
As well as redistributing food, FareShare provides a programme of education and vocational training opportunities.
FareShare Helps The Environment:
- The redistribution of food by FareShare minimises surplus food going to landfill
- This redistribution of food helped businesses reduce CO2 emissions by 1,850 tonnes in 2012/13.
Click here to read our latest annual accounts (2011-2012).