FareShare South West currently redistributes food to 102 organisations in Bristol, Bath, Weston super Mare, Gloucester and Cheltenham. We are hoping to increase the number of people we feed and our reach this year, and to do this we are using a hub and spoke collection model.
How it works
FareShare South West drops off food orders in cool boxes at a local community organisation from which charities and community organisations in that area pick up their food at a specific time.
This model cuts down on delivery time, particularly in rural areas and allows rural organisations to access FareShare food (services are often difficult to access in widely spaced areas).
Where we operate
- Since April 2013: Somerset – We deliver to a community centre in Taunton and a community church in Bridgwater from where a total of 10 community organisations pick up their food. These range from a volunteer-run older persons’ lunch club (pictured) to a large recovery centre.
- Since August 2013: Gloucestershire – A local spoke in Stroud serves five organisations.
- Opening now: Wilsthire – A new local spoke in Chippenham starts its first deliveries this month.
- Coming soon: Frome in Somerset, Lydney in the Forest of Dean and a town in Bath & North East Somerset will start within the next few months.