Fareshare East Midlands

Fareshare East Midlands

Charity information

Fareshare East Midlands

FareShare East Midlands fights food poverty and its underlying causes by redistributing surplus food from retailers and manufacturers to local grass roots organisations operating in areas of high deprivation supporting many social issues.
Each group pays a nominal fee and fit the criteria of helping vulnerable and disadvantaged people living in poverty. To deliver this service we engage with volunteers, many of whom are themselves disadvantaged. We work with a range of ages and abilities.

Founded 2008

  • Mission statement

    FareShare East Midlands is a franchise of the national charity FareShare. We are separately constituted, entirely self-managed and dependent on income generated, grants and donations.

    FareShare East Midlands fights food poverty and its underlying causes by redistributing surplus food from retailers and manufacturers to local charities and organisations. The food we rescue has become surplus for simple reasons such as over-production, labeling errors or short shelf-life. All food is within use-by and best before dates and complies with strict hygiene and food safety legislation.
    Each member group pays a nominal fee for the service provided. The types of groups we support include hostels and homeless centres, asylum seeker projects, community cafes, school breakfast clubs, food banks, drop-in centres and community centres for the elderly, family centres and women’s refuges and non-mainstream training providers.
    The organisations we work with operate in areas of high deprivation, supporting many social issues. The people receiving support suffer from complex problems including; isolation and loneliness, drug and alcohol addiction and rehabilitation, vulnerable elderly, homelessness or vulnerably housed, women and children affected by domestic violence and people with mental health issues.
    To deliver these services we engage volunteers with a particular focus on supporting them to return to work.

  • Aims

    Fareshare East Midlands aims to:

    • The relief of poverty and the preservation and promotion of good nutrition and health among people who are suffering from social, economic or emotional minimising food going to waste
    • Creating opportunities for people to improve their health and well-being by working in partnership with local charities to provide access to quality food and promote good nutrition and good health
    • Providing people with the chance to volunteer and contribute to their local communities as well as gain new skills
  • Overview

    Established: July 2008

    Registered Charity Number: 1146847

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 4

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 40

    Phone number: 07976695990

    Address: Unit 4, The Oaks Industrial East, Conentry Rd LEICS LE19 2GF

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