FareShare Central & South East Scotland is run by Cyrenians Good Food Programme, a social enterprise with a mission to bring good food to people experiencing disadvantage, isolation, poverty or homelessness. The team redistributes good quality food from the food industry to a wide range of grassroots organisations in the Central & South East Scotland area who provide food and support to vulnerable people.
Cyrenians Good Food is an accredited Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland Centre and offers a range of training including:
- Elementary Food Hygiene
- Elementary Food and Health
- Elementary Cooking Skills
- Good Food Good Health Joint Award: training support workers to teach clients food skills for independent living
If you would like to find out about training or volunteer opportunities get in touch with Christopher Somerville or Phoebe Boag.
What members say
“Most of the food that people provide for us is long life tins, whereas FareShare is brilliant for fresh meat, fresh dairy and fresh fruit and veg, and the special items that make people feel good. It works perfectly.” Bruntsfield Evangelical
“(FareShare) has benefitted us as we are now able to give food to our women and children. When they flee, they flee with just what they have got on.” Shakti’s Women’s Aid, working with women fleeing domestic violence
What’s going on:
Co-op hits a million meals
16 December The Co-op has pledged to provide 100,000 more meals to good causes in the run-up to Christmas after the retailer reached its target to supply a million meals to people in need during...
2.8 million thank-yous.
A massive thank you to everyone who supported our recent Neighbourhood Food Collection in Tesco stores. Together we collected a whopping 2.8 million meals for people in need!