Stories behind the meals
That’s because we supply food to 6,723 charities and community groups who serve up specialist support as well as lunch and dinner. The food we supply to our charity members is worth around £22.4 million to them. Here are some of their stories.
Children and young people
- Talking to 1625 Independent People
Our Food Collection Intern Hannah visited one of our member projects in Bristol to find out how food donated at the Neighbourhood Food Collection is helping.
- 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.
- Stories behind the meals: Ronald McDonald House
Going shopping is the last thing on your mind when your child is in hospital. We visited Ronald McDonald House to find out how food from FareShare is helping to make life a little easier for parents.
- “Everyone has a story to tell.”
Noran Flynn manages Nechells POD, a small charity at the heart of one of the most disadvantaged wards in Birmingham. Here she shares her story.
- “Receiving FareShare food allows us to deliver quality meals to homeless people.”
Based in Liverpool, The Papercup Project has been serving meals to people sleeping rough for over a year. This outstanding charity has been working with FareShare for over six months and aims to...
- Andy’s story
How surplus food is helping homeless people in Sheffield.
- Martin’s story
How FareShare food is helping people into work and out of addiction.
- My day at Lunch Positive
I arrived at Lunch Positive in true FareShare fashion, in a delivery van bearing a sack of potatoes. Relieved of the potatoes, which disappeared into a bustling kitchen, I was welcomed by Project...
- Lucy’s story
How surplus food helped overcome an eating disorder in Edinburgh.
- Headway East London
Using food to increase confidence for people affected by brain injuries.
Veterans and ex-service personnel
- Let’s celebrate Armed Forces Day
In honour of Armed Forced Day, we want to highlight Andy, a volunteer driver for FareShare Yorkshire who served in the Armed Forces.
- Albert’s Story
Surplus food has been a lifesaver for one former soldier.
- Here’s a cheer for Chinese New Year
The Oxfordshire Chinese Community and Advice Centre in Oxford hosts a buffet for a thousand people each year in celebration of Chinese New Year using some food they receive from FareShare Thames...
- “It’s a feel good day. That’s what Christmas should be about.”
We caught up with Clare Johnson from White Christmas, a festive dinner for vulnerable people who would be on their own otherwise. Read on for how you turn surplus food into a meal for 500 people.
- Lunch with Ronnie and the regulars at the Cosy Crow Cafe
The Cosy Crow's homemade meals, made using surplus food from FareShare North East, proved a big hit with the local older community in Gateshead.