People and organisations can get involved in the week of action by donating their time and/or money. Food companies can get involved by donating their surplus food to FareShare.
You can get involved in Tackling Food Poverty Together by volunteering for FareShare Greater Manchester based at New Smithfield Market in Openshaw, Manchester M11 2WJ.
You can volunteer for a range of roles in our FareShare office or you can get stuck in – volunteering in our warehouse by sorting and packing food orders, ready for delivery to our charity members, or be a volunteer driver helping us to deliver our food orders to our charity members across Manchester
If you can’t donate your time, you can always donate money or fundraise for FareShare and we are always looking for surplus food that food companies can donate to our Regional Centres.
FareShare Greater Manchester redistributes around 2 tonnes of surplus fruit and vegetables from New Smithfield Market every week. From 2013-14, FareShare redistributed over 455 tonnes of surplus food to over 100 local charities and community projects in Manchester. This helps the charities provide over 1 million meals for people in need. Some of FareShare’s charity members include FoodCycle. FareShare Greater Manchester has saved the local charity sector £1.2m and helps to feed over 4,600 people in Greater Manchester every day.
For more info on FareShare Greater Manchester, visit www.emergemanchester.co.uk/fareshare