FareShare takes surplus food…

FareShare is a tried and tested solution, with over 20 years experience working with the food industry. The food we rescue is in date and good to eat, but has become surplus for simple reasons such as over-production, labelling errors or short shelf-life.

We have 20  Regional Centres across the country to store this surplus food and redistribute it to over 5,589 charities and community projects, which are at the heart of what we do. They include:

  • Breakfast clubs
  • Lunch clubs for older people
  • Night shelters
  • After school clubs
  • Hostels
  • Drop-in centres
  • Alcohol and drug support groups
  • Asylum seeker refuges
  • Domestic violence refuges
  • Mental health organisations

Lady With Surplus FoodMan Eating FareShare Food
Each Regional Centre is run by a manager who is close to each of the charities in their locality and inspect each charity on an annual basis to assess they are compliant with food hygiene and food safety regulation. All the food that comes into the depot is sorted – mainly by a huge volunteer workforce.

FareShare provides an essential service to charities

The food FareShare provides ensures these charities and grassroots organisations benefit from significant cost savings, which they can then re-invest in essential programmes to help the beneficiaries – such as provision of housing, educational programmes, essential equipment, counselling and provision of life skills to help people get out of their current situation.