FareShare is the UK’s biggest charity fighting hunger and food waste. We take surplus good-to-eat food, which is unsold or unwanted by the food industry, sort it in one of our 34 regional warehouses, and deliver it onto a network of more than 9,500 charities and community groups.
These organisations then turn this nutritious food into food parcels and delicious meals for vulnerable families and individuals, many of whom are at risk of hunger. Nearly all (90%) of these organisations offer vital services and support (wrap-around-care) for people who are often vulnerable and struggling with issues including unemployment and low income, debt, homelessness, loneliness, family break up, and dependency. Our food is helping these charities tackle the root causes of poverty, not just the symptoms.
3 million tonnes of good-to-eat food is wated across the industry every year, the equivalent of 7 billion meals. We redistribute 4 meals every second across the UK to people in need – that’s 128m meals’ worth (54,000 tonnes) in 2022.
Our work with the food industry
For over 25 years FareShare has been working with the food industry to identify quality, surplus food that can be redistributed to charities. We work with more than 600 companies across the supply chain – from farmers to manufacturers, wholesalers to retailers, big brands and small brands. We also have authorisation to redistribute own label packaged goods from major retailers and brands. We work with our partners to rescue food from all phases of the supply chain.
Food safety is key to everything we do, and we operate to exactly the same standards as the food industry. Our food management systems ensure full compliance and traceability and our warehouses are independently audited every year.
Redistribute your surplus food and reduce your waste
When your business has food that you can’t sell to the intended customer, we are here to help.
From labelling errors, discontinued lines, samples, and fruit and veg past its BBE, to bulk ingredients for manufacturing, we accept all kinds of fresh, frozen, ambient and chilled foods, including own-labelled retailer and branded packed food. From ambient and meat products to dairy, fresh produce and ambient products, FareShare accepts a wide range of food, beverages and cooking ingredients that is safe to eat.
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From boosting staff morale to achieving your commitments under Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 and WRAPs Food Waste Reduction Roadmap, working with FareShare will benefit your business.