Explore FareShare – and how we redistribute good food to good causes

We save good food destined for waste and send it to charities and community groups who transform it into nutritious meals for vulnerable people. The food we redistribute is fresh, quality and in date surplus from the food industry and the charities we work with can be found across the UK. Find out how the FareShare model works in our infographic.

The food we take

  • Wonderful surplus food:

 The food we redistribute is in date and good to eat, but has become surplus for simple reasons such as over-production, labelling errors or short shelf-life.

From marvellous meat, dairy and fish to flavoursome fruit and veg, the food we redistribute helps our charity members provide a varied menu for their beneficiaries.


  • We do not redistribute food that has exceeded its USE BY DATE.

By complying with food safety legislation that applies to the food and drink industry (and any organisation handling food), our charity members can be confident that the food they receive from us is safe for even the most vulnerable person to eat, and therefore the retailers and manufacturers with whom we have partnerships can be confident that we will deal with their surplus food responsibly. And this means we can source greater volumes of food for people in need.

Find out more about the food we take

  • Food safety, full traceability and compliance is at the core of the FareShare operating model.

Each FareShare Regional Centre logs goods in and out on our online stock management system and can perform product recalls. Our Regional Centres are annually audited by NSF International; we also check every charity that receives food from us is compliant with food hygiene and food safety regulations below, to ensure that they are handling the food they receive from us safely.

  • the Food Safety Act
  • the Food Safety and Hygiene Regulations 2013
  • Regulation (EC) 852/2004 and local Environmental Health protocols.

Find out more about our traceability and compliance systems and how we look after the food we redistribute


What some of our partners say:

“We regard FareShare as a trusted partner who can safely and reliably redistribute our surplus food to charities who feed people in need. We want to minimise as much of our food going to waste as possible, and FareShare offer a business safe and secure route for getting our surplus food to local charities. They comply with the same Food Standards as the food industry, so we can rest assured that our products will safely find their way onto the plates of the people who need them most.”
George Wright, Commercial Director, Fresh Food and Commodities at Tesco

“FareShare offer businesses safe and secure options (tailored to their needs) for all food products at the end of the food chain. FareShare’s aim is to minimise food unnecessarily entering the waste stream and I would therefore like to recommend FareShare to you as preferred route for disposing of surplus Sainsbury’s branded product.”
Mike Coupe, Sainsbury’s CEO


Take a 360° tour of a FareShare warehouse

FareShare warehouses are magical places. In their aisles our teams sort through food we’ve saved from waste, getting it ready for redistribution to frontline charities who use it to change lives. Last year 13,552 tonnes of surplus food travelled through our 20 UK-wide Centres. Take an interactive 360° tour of our London site for an insight into the life of a FareShare warehouse, clicking on the blue circles for facts and figures as you go.

Hear from the Chief about the food we redistribute

Follow Our CEO Lindsay into the FareShare fridges to take a look at the fresh, in-date, quality food that FareShare saves from waste and redistributes to charities, enabling them to spend less on their food bills and to reinvest savings into their life-changing support services.

Get involved

Does your company have surplus food that we could redistribute through our industry standard warehouses? Visit our Giving Food page.

Want to be part of our warehouse teams saving food and changing lives? Visit our Volunteering page.


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