FareShare tackles the twin issues of food waste and food poverty.

5.8 million people in the UK live in ‘deep poverty’, making it hard for them to afford every day essentials, including food. At the same time, 3.9 million tonnes of food is wasted every year by the food and drink industry. If just 1% of that food was fit-for-purpose and redistributed to FareShare, we would be able to provide food for 70 million meals.

FareShare ensures that good food is put to good use rather than wasted. Over 1,200 charities benefit from FareShare food. These include breakfast clubs, women’s refuges and luncheon clubs for older people. These charities save on average £13,000 a year, which can be reinvested into other services. We also provide training and education around the essential life skills of food preparation and nutrition, and warehouse employability training


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