10 March 2015
The Bishop of Dover Trevor Wilmott and Baroness Jenkin of Kennington officially launched FareShare Kent on Friday 6 March. The new FareShare Regional Centre, based in Ashford, will save surplus food from going to waste and redistribute food to charities and community projects in the region, including homeless hostels, breakfast clubs and lunch clubs for older people.
Find out more about their work in this press release about the launch of FareShare Kent.
Food (in the form of tasty paella) was served up by Kent not-for-profit organisation Sheppey Matters, who provide catering training to local young people. The event was held at the stately Doddington Hall near Sittingbourne.
Cedric Towning from Kent charity Pilgrim’s Hospice shared how food from FareShare Kent is already helping them. The hospice provides patients with life limiting illnesses with care for physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs. Receiving food from FareShare allows them to offer fresh healthy tasty nutritious food, which would be difficult for them to afford otherwise.
Baroness Jenkin receives flowers from FareShare Kent Operations Manager Chris Norman.
Our very own FareShare Kent cake!