FareShare

FareShare is 10

This summer we’re saying happy birthday FareShare as we celebrate ten years as an independent charity, saving food from waste and getting it to the people who need it most. Over the past decade we’ve redistributed enough food for 67 million meals for people in need – that’s enough for dinner for everyone in the UK, with leftovers!

Since flying the nest from parent charity Crisis in 2004, we’ve expanded our work right across the country and are now delivering surplus food to 1,296 charities and community organisations. At the core of today’s operation is the same simple belief that started it all off – that good food should not be wasted while people go hungry.

But there’s still more to do as we estimate that 400,000 tonnes of good quality food could be going to waste, that would be enough for 800 million meals every year.

Thank you to everyone that has supported us over the past decade and who continues to support us now.

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Stories from 10 years of FareShare

  • Taking 10 with…Keith
    Taking 10 with…Keith

    "Volunteering enabled me to keep active and to get out of the house. It gradually introduced a daily routine back into my life."

    September 30, 2014
  • Stories from FareShare around the UK
    Stories from FareShare around the UK

    As FareShare turns ten this year, discover stories from FareShare's Regional Centres across the UK by hovering on the image below.

    August 7, 2014
  • 10 weird & wonderful foods saved from waste
    10 weird & wonderful foods saved from waste

    More stories from 10 years of FareShare

    July 31, 2014
  • Watch: Kath and Marcus on 10 years of FareShare
    Watch: Kath and Marcus on 10 years of FareShare

    As we celebrate our tenth anniversary as an independent charity, FareShare stalwarts Kath, our Director of Operations, and Marcus, one of our longest serving volunteers, share what keeps them...

    July 30, 2014
  • Taking 10 with…Eva
    Taking 10 with…Eva

    Eva has volunteered with FareShare since 2004. From friendships, to non-dairy cheese, to social conscience, she shares her volunteering experiences.

    July 30, 2014
  • UK could be losing out on 800m meals from ‘hidden food’
    UK could be losing out on 800m meals from ‘hidden food’

    Lindsay Boswell, CEO of FareShare said:  “FareShare has been working with leading supermarkets and suppliers for over 20 years to rescue good food from going to waste and redirect it to people in...

    July 29, 2014