Our plans

In 2017 FareShare finds itself at a unique point in its journey, facing a time of growth and change.

Our three-year plan outlines the following key areas for development over the coming years:

Securing the food

We need to ensure that we manage our relationships with the food industry so that they continue to see us as a key partner in the management of their surplus food. We must maximize our chances of retaining a sustainable source of surplus food.

Redistributing the food available

In order to ensure that the food we receive gets to as many beneficiaries as possible, the FareShare network must change and develop. We will be adopting a regional approach to ensure that our coverage becomes as wide as possible across the UK. We will be introducing collection services both from our existing depots and from remote spokes that will be established in areas we currently don’t reach.

Developing a more sustainable network

We will work with our network of depots to refresh relationships with the charities we supply whilst developing food streams that match their needs. We will grow the numbers of charities we work with to help our depots move towards greater financial sustainability.

Lady With Surplus FoodMan Eating FareShare Food





                             Photography by James Darling Photography 

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Family cooking workshop at Central Street Cookery School

Increasing our investment in compliance and standards

We will be working hard to maintain our current high compliance standards, something that makes our model unique –  providing the food industry with the level of trust they need to supply us with their food. Our auditing processes will be continuously reviewed whilst new ones will be developed to support the use of cool boxes for our collection services.

Being a well-run, values-based, highly respected organisation

In order to achieve our ambitious growth we must work hard to secure the voluntary and earned income required, retaining relationships with a range of donors and across different activities. We will review the technology we use including: our website, our online food management and customer relationships management systems. We will also remain committed to the recruitment and retention of the best staff and volunteer teams possible.