What is FareShare and how FareShare overcome food waste?

What is FareShare and how FareShare overcome food waste?

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There are lots of high quality of good surplus that go to waste. The question is how can we overcome this food waste? The main question arises is how to connect people that have more food to the one that needs food? Providing service or tool as a mediator in between two parties is needed in order to tackle food waste, fight hunger and reduce global warming. Fareshare is one of the mediators that distributes food from supplier to the people that need it the most.


FareShare is a charity aimed at relieving food poverty and reducing food waste in the UK. The way Fareshare fulfill its aimed is by rescuing good quality surplus food that would otherwise have gone to waste and sending it to almost 10,000 charity and community groups across the United Kingdom.


In between, 2016/2017 FareShare rescued 17,000 tonnes of food which would have otherwise gone to waste or landfill. FareShare works with all sectors of the supply chain; producers, manufacturers, and retailers. All of the major UK food retailers have encouraged their suppliers to work with FareShare to minimise food waste. FareShare has also run two successful food drives with both Sainsbury’sand Tesco. In February 2018, the charity announced a three year £20 million partnership with ASDA and The Trussell Trust with the aim of helping more than one million people out of food poverty over the next three years.


FareShare contributed towards more than 36.7 million meals in 2016/17, which equates to feeding over 772,000 people a week. The food FareShare supplies enable the charity sector to make £28.7 million in savings per year. This food is delivered to a broad range of frontline charities and community groups across the UK including homeless shelters, day centres, women’s refuge centres, and children’s breakfast clubs.



In 2010 FareShare won “Britain’s Most Admired Charity” at the Third Sector awards. In 2017 the charity won “Charity of the Year” at both the Charity Times awards and Third Sector Awards, and was selected for the Telegraph’s Christmas Charity Appeal.








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About FareShare North East

We fight hunger and tackle food waste across the North East. We supply 738,192 meals to people in need every year.

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