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Charity information


FareShare saves good food destined for waste and sends it to charities and community groups who transform it into nutritious meals for vulnerable people. The food we redistribute is fresh, quality and in date surplus from the food industry and the charities we work with can be found across the UK.

Founded 2004

  • Mission statement

    8. 4 million people in the UK, the equivalent of the entire population of London, are struggling to afford to eat.

    At the same time, at least 270,000 tonnes of surplus food from the UK food and drink industry could be redistributed to feed people each year. This is enough for 650 million meals.

    FareShare tackles UK hunger by intercepting good, in-date surplus food from the food industry and redistributing it to 6,732 charities and organisations who provide meals for 484,376 vulnerable people every single week.

    The organisations we supply food to – from breakfast clubs for disadvantaged children, to homeless hostels, community cafes and domestic violence refuges – are places that provide life changing support, as well as lunch and dinner.

    By making sure good food is not wasted, we turn an environmental problem into a social solution.

    Last year we redistributed 13,552 tonnes of surplus food - enough for 28. 8 million meals.

  • 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: 50

    Part time staff: 10

    Volunteers: 500

    Phone number: 020 7934 2469

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

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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