Charity information


FareShare fights UK hunger and food waste. We rescue surplus food, that would otherwise go to waste, and redistribute this to 1,300 charities that work to provide vital support for vulnerable people.

Founded 2004

  • Mission statement

    FareShare works at the heart of reducing widespread UK hunger and food waste. We rescue in-date, quality, surplus food from the food industry, that would otherwise go to waste, and redistribute this to 1,300 charitable organisations that provide vital meals and support for 62,200 people living in poverty every day.

    Many of these people are suffering multiple-disadvantages such as homeless people, or those dealing with long-term disabilities, or disdvantaged children. The provision of food at the charities we work with is often the main draw to their clients to visit these organisations in the first place. Here vulnerable people can access other support services so FareShare plays a vital role in helping vulnerable people address the underlying causes of their poverty and hunger.

    Over 500 regular volunteers are the driving force behind FareShare, helping us redistribute enough food to provide 12 million meals a year for vulnerable people. Many of our volunteers have experienced the harsh realities of poverty, hunger and homelessness. We offer a safe and welcoming environment where people have the opportunity to improve confidence, learn skills and gain recognised qualifications.

    At FareShare we play a key role in supporting the voluntary sector by helping each charity that receives our food save £13,000 a year on their food bills. This money is reinvested into strengthening the front line services that are often a life-line for socially excluded people.

  • Aims

    FareShare aims to:

    • Reducing widespread UK food poverty and hunger.
    • Reducing UK food waste.
    • Training volunteers to help improve future employment prospects.
  • Overview

    Established: July 2004

    Registered Charity Number: 1100051

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 25

    Part time staff: 11

    Volunteers: 550

    Phone number: 020 7394 2462

    Address: Unit 7, Deptford Trading Estate Blackhorse Road, London SE8 5HY

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