Christmas is the perfect time to give back to the community, this year in particular. And to say thank you for all of the support you’ve given us, instead of gifts this year, we are donating £1000 to a chosen charity.
FareShare South West forms part of the UK’s largest food charity, FareShare. They tackle food poverty by redistributing quality, in date surplus food which would have otherwise gone to waste, turning an environmental problem into a social solution.
How they do it
They take quality, in date surplus food
A lot of food waste occurs in the supply chain, FareShare save over 300 tonnes of good food, per year, from the food industry, and that number is growing.
Which they receive at their warehouse
They receive weekly deliveries which their team of volunteers sort and store.
They then redistribute it to the community
They redistribute it to charities, schools and community groups. Members can sign up to weekly orders of food to cover their main food needs.
Who turn the food into nutritious meals for vulnerable people
Throughout the lockdown, FareShare South West delivered food which created over 2 million meals for those who were hit the hardest, reducing immediate hunger and isolation. 337 frontline charities and projects were supported, including 47 new emergency charity partnerships. Because of this, over 50,000 vulnerable people benefited from their food, including over 20,000 children.