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- Ten older people’s lunch clubs offered free food for a year
FareShare Greater Manchester is marking Older People’s Day by offering a free one year membership to 10 lunch clubs that provide support for older people at risk of malnutrition or social
- Evening Standard launches food waste campaign
The London Evening Standard has launched a major campaign on food waste and food poverty, to address what it calls "a scandal" that must be put right
- In pictures: Cooking in the holiday kitchen
We went along to Golden Hillock Holiday Kitchen in Birmingham to hear how they have been using surplus food from FareShare to lend a helping hand to parents.
- Young volunteers lend a hand to FareShare
Volunteers taking part in the National Citizen Service Powered by the Jewish Lads’ and Girls’ Brigade (JLGB) programme helped to sort food for charities and community groups across the capital.
- Meet the chef: Claire at Greenwich Migrant Hub
We went along to Greenwich Migrant Hub to hear how energetic chef Claire transforms surplus food into magnificent meals. Read the interview.
- FareShare CEO on Evening Standard Progress 1000 list
Lindsay Boswell has been included on the London Evening Standard's Progress 1000 list for leading the charity's work to tackle food waste and UK hunger.
- “Good food gives you energy, it lifts your mood.”
This week we're celebrating redistributing a million meals through FareShare FoodCloud. Brushstrokes, one of the charities benefiting, shared their story with us.
- FareShare & Tesco say #thanksamillion for 1 million meals
An incredible 1 million meals have been saved from waste and redistributed to feed people in need right across the UK, through FareShare FoodCloud.
- FareShare launches ‘back to school’ fruit appeal
Ahead of the new school term, FareShare is calling for more fresh fruit suppliers to provide surplus produce, to help hundreds of breakfast clubs give children a healthy start to their day.
- Veetee shows small brands can make a big difference
Veetee, one of the largest producers of rice for the UK grocery market, has partnered with FareShare to ensure that surplus stock is used to feed people in need.
- BBC series Hugh’s War on Waste revisits FareShare
Hugh’s War on Waste returned to the nation’s screens on 28 July with encouraging news about charity redistribution of surplus food: in the six months between filming episode 2 and episode 3...
- Nearly 3 million meals donated for people in need!
The results are in! We can now reveal that together you donated a mammoth 2.8 million meals for people in need during the Neighbourhood Food Collection.
- Run the Royal Parks or Swim the Serpentine for FareShare
We have a limited number of spaces in the Royal Parks Half Marathon and Swim Serpentine events this autumn and we need YOU to take on the challenge to help us fight hunger and tackle food waste.
- FareShare Glasgow & West of Scotland supports Homeless World Cup
Tesco and FareShare are working together to provide 19,000 meals and 21,000 bottles of water to players and coaches in this summer’s Homeless World Cup
- Top chefs help FareShare Cymru celebrate 5 years & 4 million meals for people in need
Top chefs, Aled Williams and Anand George, joined FareShare Cymru to celebrate five years since we began fighting hunger and food waste in South Wales
- Calling all foodies to help London charities
FareShare London is seeking dozens of enthusiastic “food heroes” to volunteer in its Deptford warehouse over the Summer as it expands to meet growing demand. Could you help?
- Thank you for helping feed people in need!
Neighbourhood Food Collection 30 June-2 July 2016 We want to say a great big THANK YOU to everyone who gave generously to the Neighbourhood Food Collection last week. Your support will make a big...
- Help feed people in need 30 June-2 July
FareShare is taking over Tesco stores to collect food for people in need this summer. Donate in your local store today!
- Wonky Mr Potato Head auctioned for FareShare
A bespoke Wonky Mr Potato Head is being auctioned to raise money for FareShare.
- FareShare West Midlands gets funding boost from Masonic Charitable Foundation
FareShare West Midlands will be able to redistribute more surplus food to charities and community groups across the region thanks to a £60,000 grant from the Masonic Charitable Foundation.
- Elanco intern fights UK hunger with 52-mile fundraising challenge
Stephen Lea, a student at Liverpool John Moores University and intern at global animal health company, Elanco, is running 52 miles across Merseyside to raise funds for FareShare.
- Yeo Valley raises £12,000 for FareShare with Left-Yeovers
Sales of a special edition yoghurt made with fruit that might otherwise have gone to waste, have raised more than £12,000 for FareShare.
- Charities serve up 18 million meals diverted from waste
FareShare received a record 9,070 tonnes of food from the food industry during 2015/16, enough for frontline charities to provide 18.3 million meals to people in need - but just “the tip of a food...
- “I love the place, the people and the work we are doing.”
We caught up with new London Warehouse Shift Co-ordinator Robert about his journey from FareShare volunteer to FareShare employee.
- Volunteers’ Week: time to say thank you
It's Volunteers' Week between 1 and 12 June and we're saying a big THANK YOU to each and every person who volunteers for FareShare. Watch our film to hear from our volunteers in their own words.
- “It is just a really heart-warming experience”
We caught up with student Jonathan about volunteering at the Neighbourhood Food Collection. Read our interview.
- 1,000 charities receiving free surplus food through FareShare FoodCloud
More than 1,000 charities and community groups are receiving free surplus food from their local Tesco store through FareShare FoodCloud,
- The Grocer launches ‘Waste Not Want Not’ campaign
Influential food and drink industry publication, The Grocer has launched a major campaign on food waste that aims to substantially increase the amount of surplus food redistributed to feed people.
- A night of food and fundraising at the River Cottage
FareShare Southern Central enjoyed a particularly special fundraising event at the River Cottage Canteen. Guest blog by our volunteer Mary.
- WRAP report confirms “huge potential” to redistribute surplus food
WRAP report confirms that hundreds of thousands of tonnes of good, surplus food could be saved from waste each year, and redistributed to charities to feed vulnerable people.
If you’d like to take part in Pay It Forward Day on 28 April, and help FareShare to fight UK hunger at the same time, here are a few ideas.
- FareShare London seeks Saturday “food heroes”
FareShare London is seeking dozens of enthusiastic “food heroes” to volunteer in its Deptford warehouse on Saturdays, as it expands to meet growing demand.
- Volunteer for just 3 hours & help fight UK hunger
Sign up to volunteer at this summer's Neighbourhood Food Collection and help us feed people in need, 30 June - 2 July. Registration is now live!
- In the FareShare Thames Valley warehouse
Volunteer and sometime roving reporter Andy Baker has been out and about to bring us a blog on life in the FareShare Thames Valley warehouse.
- Tesco and Company Shop agreement delivers funding boost for FareShare
A commercial agreement between Tesco and Company Shop has generated £732,000 of charitable funds for FareShare, which have been donated to the charity today.
- Meet our Marathon runners: John’s story
Catch up with Sussex superman John as he prepares to run the Brighton marathon for FareShare Sussex.
- FareShare Easter Bunny hops to Deptford Park School
Children from Deptford Park School had a surprise visit from the FareShare Easter Bunny who hopped into their classrooms this week.
- FareShare welcomes Courtauld 2025 ambitions
FareShare believes Courtauld 2025 is a step in the right direction and welcomes their aims for a ‘20% reduction in food and drink waste arising in the UK’.
- FareShare launches innovative programme tackling store-level food waste
FareShare has developed a unique store-level scheme to address food waste with Tesco and Irish social enterprise FoodCloud, combining the use of clever technology and on the ground support to deliver...
- UK roll out of FareShare FoodCloud
This week we’re excited to take part in a series of cookery demonstrations hosted by Tesco to mark the roll out of FareShare FoodCloud to 125 stores across the UK.
- FareShare London needs you – NOW!
If you get angry about good food going to waste and you’re free between 6pm and 9pm on Monday 7 and Wednesday 9 March, we need your help!
- FareShare London gets funding boost from People’s Postcode Trust
FareShare London has received almost £20,000 thanks to People’s Postcode Trust, the charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
- Closing up shop – 1 in 5 charities face shutdown without FareShare food provision, report reveals
Almost 20% of charities said they would probably shut down if they did not receive food support from FareShare, research has revealed.
- Student Volunteering Week 2016: Be a FareShare Food Hero!
Today is the start of Student Volunteering Week (SVW), taking place from 22-28 February and FareShare is excited to celebrate this campaign. Organised by Student Hubs and the National Union of...
- A brain power boost for breakfast
Food that otherwise would have gone to waste is giving children at a breakfast club in South East London a brainpower boost for the school day.
- Elanco pledges ongoing support to FareShare
FareShare is delighted that Elanco, a global animal health company, will continue to support the charity after signing a new three-year partnership deal.
- The Unplateables…wonky vegetables need love too!
With Valentine’s Day this weekend, we’re calling on the public to give wonky fruit and vegetables the love they deserve.
- Soup-erb success with Young Marketeers
A partnership between School Food Matters and and Borough Market saw school kids from the Young Marketeers project selling homemade soup with proceeds going to FareShare London.
- Tackling hunger and food waste in Basingstoke
FareShare Southern Central has teamed up with Basingstoke charity Community Furniture Project to help provide food for vulnerable people in the area.
- New French ban on food redistribution raises the question, would we want a similar law in the UK?
France has now passed the law, voted unanimously in the French Senate last week, which forces supermarkets to donate their surplus food to charity. Would we want a similar law in the UK?