Could your charity save money by using FareShare’s surplus food? Get in touch with FareShare South W


FareShareSouth West works to fight food poverty whilst providing a solution for in-date, quality food that would otherwise be wasted.

Working with the food industry at the wholesale level, FareShare South West receive high quality, in-date chilled and ambient food that has never reached the supermarket, yet is deemed surplus by the food industry.

Food orders are redistributed in chilled vans to charities and organisations across the South West who work to provide for vulnerable people in the region. With their warehouse and headquarters in Bristol, FareShare South West are successfully building a community of over 200 members.

Rob from charity member Somewhere House, who provide a safe home for those recovering from addiction said: “We save £100 per week by using FareShare,which is massive for us. It reduces the costs of food in the rehab and as a result we have been able to employ a vulnerable person who ordinarily would not be employed in the community.”

“It is so fun and exciting to see what comes each week, so it makes a good atmosphere in the house. Clients gain invaluable life skills through food planning and help build their confidence and self esteem. We have specific beneficiary cases that demonstrate the impact of regular access to healthy food, and it’s allowed others to express themselves through food, and improve their health issues overall.”

The charity have been awarded funding to increase their reach into the BANES area, and are looking to identify schools, breakfast clubs, youth clubs, holiday projects and other charities or organisations who may benefit from redistributed surplus food, with the aim of ensuring fewer people in the region go hungry as a result of food poverty.

If you work for a charity or know someone who could benefit from this service, please contact info@faresharesouthwest.org.uk or for more information visit: http://faresharesouthwest.org.uk.

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