FareShare North East provides perfectly good surplus food to local community groups in the North East of England. This food, donated by both retailers and producers, would normally go to waste. Food is delivered to the North East’s Newburn and Peterlee sites, and then either delivered to or picked up by member charities.
Community and charitable organisations across Sunderland, Newcastle, Northumberland, Gateshead, South Tyneside, East Durham, Stockton on Tees and Middlesbrough benefit from FareShare. These organisations distribute good food to communities which, due to economic and social exclusion, would either have an absence of food or a poor diet. Such groups include centres for victims of domestic violence, homeless organisations, lunch clubs for older people and kids clubs. Last year, FareShare North East provided food for 350,000 meals in the region, and saved more than 140 tonnes of food going to waste thanks to a team of dedicated volunteers. FareShare North East would welcome enquires from both food organisations wishing to donate as well as new community projects that would like to receive food.
What’s going on:
- 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’.
- 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.