• FareShare North East provides food for 738,192 meals in the community

    Aafia eating breakfast, Golden Hillock Holiday Kitchen, 2016, Alick Cotterill

    Changing Lives are proud to run the North East branch of FareShare. In recognition of World Hunger Day, we have released our 2017-18 figures. Our impact Last year, FareShare North East: saved 305.83 tonnes of food from waste provided enough food for 738,192 meals supported 129 North East charities and community groups saved the local […]

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  • FareShare appeals for volunteers across the country to help feed people in need

    Richard volunteer-credit FareShare

    FareShare, the largest food redistribution charity in the UK, is calling on food heroes right across the country to sign up as volunteers to help people in need in their local community. The call out coincides with the NCVO Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June 2018) which celebrates the contribution of the 23 million people who volunteer […]

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  • No waste here! We Supplied More Than 500,000 Meals Made From Surplus Food To Vulnerable People Last Year


    FareShare are thrilled to announce that last year, their North East franchise, which is run by Changing Lives, distributed enough surplus food to create more than half-a-million nutritious meals for local people in need. FareShare North East receives good quality, in-date surplus food from manufacturers, producers and retail suppliers and redistributes it to almost 120 […]

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  • FareShare NE charity banquet at Blackfriars changes lives!

    Four Changing Lives residents undertook a nine day crash-course in cooking to pull off a four-course meal at esteemed Newcastle restaurant, Blackfriars, for 45 paying guests. Over the course of nine days, Aaron, Andy, Jamie and Liam were trained on how to prepare an elaborate feast and given skills that would enable them to secure a job […]

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  • When skipping meals increases the waste

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    by Michael Shields, General Manager FareShare North East On Sunday 28th September, 50 or so people attended the FareShare Banquet at the award-winning Blackfriars Restaurant in Newcastle. Hosted by Blackfriars MD Andy Hook, the event raised £1,000 for the project and helped us increase awareness of food waste and food poverty. The banquet was prepared, […]

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  • Merck donation buys chiller van to support food poverty

    Handing over of keys

    FareShare North East, part of the charity Changing Lives, recently received a generous donation of $50,000 USD from Cramlington based pharmaceutical manufacturer MSD. The large donation from MSD has enabled FareShare North East to purchase a chiller van which will make it possible for food to travel further distances, helping to reach more people at […]

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  • Breakfast for Everyone Courtesy of FareShare

    Low Res Dales School children

    FareShare North East, part of the charity Changing Lives, recently donated a large collection of food to support a breakfast club at The Dales School in Blyth. The food donation will enable the school children to start the morning with a nutritional breakfast, preparing them for the busy day ahead. The Dales School was chosen […]

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  • FareShare North East receives Gold Award following food safety audit

    FareShare North East receives Gold Award following food safety audit…  Food safety has always been high on the agenda at FareShare North East and its great that our high standards have been formally recognised by the largest food safety auditor on the planet! NSF International conducted the audit and FareShare North East received the highest […]

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  • FareShare North East begins to receive supplies from Just Cakes!

    FareShare North East begins to receive supplies from Just Cakes! The cake manufacturer from Killingworth is now supplying FareShare with its tasty treats. Lemon drizzle cakes will be heading their way to community projects the length and breadth of the region. Food banks can issue them as an extra item within their food parcels and […]

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  • The Cyrenians’ FareShare food project comes to East Durham

    FareShare North East General Manager Michael Shields (back centre)

with Chef Dave Coulson and local community groups

    Over 20 community groups came together at the launch of The Cyrenians’ FareShare North East newest food redistribution base in Peterlee. Community group leaders learned how The Cyrenians FareShare North East works with the food industry to save perfectly good food from going to landfill. The Cyrenians’ FareShare North East, receives donations from a range […]

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How we work

National food distributors supply FareShare North East with food every day where it is stored safely in our warehouses for re-distribution across the region.

Supply us

The types of food we regularly receive include:

  • Pasta
  • Bread and rice
  • Pasta sauces
  • Frozen food
  • Cereal
  • Tea and coffee
  • Tinned foods
  • Chilled & fresh food
Help us

Food is stored safely and then distributed to food banks and community groups across the region.

  • Hostels
  • Night Shelters
  • Day Centres
  • Breakfast Clubs
  • Women's Refuges
  • After-School Clubs
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