Stories behind the meals
That’s because we supply food to 2,489 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 £19.6 million to them. Here’s some of their stories.
Children and young people
- Talking to 1625 Independent People
1625 Independent People (1625ip) helps young people who have been homeless to get back on their feet, preparing them for lives as independent adults. Whilst supported housing is at the base of what...
- 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.
- “Everyone has a story to tell.”
14 July 2016 Noran Flynn manages Nechells POD, a small charity at the heart of one of the most disadvantaged wards in Birmingham. Here she shares how food from FareShare is supporting more than...
- 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.
Veterans and ex-service personnel
- Albert’s Story
Surplus food has been a lifesaver for one former soldier.
- 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.
- The Pepper Pot Centre
Surplus food is a social thing for older people in West London.