FareShare Sussex was established in 2002 by City Gate Community Projects. The team redistributes surplus food to organisations within the city of Brighton and Hove and the Worthing area, which feed vulnerable groups.
Though Brighton is situated in the south-east of England, the statistics for poverty, deprivation and homelessness outstrip the regional figures and a number of wards are in the most deprived 5% of the country. Brighton also suffers with extremely high levels of drug addiction, consistently recording the highest drug-related death rate in the country.
Many of the volunteers at FareShare Sussex are recruited from the projects FareShare delivers to. Volunteers are provided with accredited training, support and structure to help improve their employment chances.
What’s going on:
- 1 million meals in 1 year!
August 2017 In the first year of our partnership, customers of UK logistics and supply chain expert Fowler Welch have donated enough food to FareShare to provide one million meals for charities...
- General Mills is the first to deliver food to our new Regional Centre
18th August 2017 General Mills, one of the world’s leading food companies, is the first to deliver surplus goods to FareShare’s brand new regional centre in East Anglia. We took delivery of Old...
- Five foodie facts about East Anglia
This summer we are opening a brand new Regional Centre in East Anglia. To celebrate we’ve been learning all sorts of foodie facts about the area. Take a look at our top five.