Fighting Hunger, Tackling Waste

Redistributing surplus foods so our Members can do more.

At FareShare East Midlands, we save good food from going to waste. Fresh, tasty and in-date food from some of the UK’s top food companies. We redistribute this surplus food to hundreds of charities and community groups in our region. At a national level, almost 10,000 organisations benefit from the work of FareShare UK.

If your organisation uses food to support people then you can sign up to receive food too.

You might be a homeless hostel, a community centre, a children’s breakfast club or an older people’s lunch club. Whatever the focus of your service, as long as you use food to make a difference in your community, you can sign up and work with us to fight food hunger and tackle food waste.

8.4 million people in the UK struggle to afford to eat.

4.7 million of these people live in severely food insecure homes. This means that their food intake is greatly reduced and children regularly experience physical sensations of hunger.

The food we redistribute is varied and mostly nutritious too. It could be marvellous meat, dairy and fish, flavoursome fruit and vegetables, or store cupboard staples.

What’s more, it can save you money – lots of it! Typically, food from FareShare East Midlands is worth £7,900 to each of our charity partners (CFMs). And in many instances, it can be a lot more. These savings enable our CFMs to reinvest their finances into life-changing services that are helping many thousands of people in our region.

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