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Manage your good-to-eat food waste & support frontline charities

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As the UK’s largest food redistribution charity, FareShare works closely with partners within the food industry to help to unlock new or hard to reach surplus (or ‘waste’) food within the supply chain.

Helping you achieve your commitments under the WRAP/IGD Food Waste Reduction Roadmap and support local community, FareShare can help redistribute your good-to-eat surplus food to thousands of frontline charities across the UK.

With over 500 food organisations diverting their surplus food with FareShare, thousands of charities and millions of people are supported every year with good-to-eat food that would otherwise goes to landfill or Anaerobic Digestion.

From labelling errors, discontinued lines, samples, and fruit & veg past its BBE, to bulk ingredients for manufacturing, they accept all kinds of fresh, frozen, ambient and chilled foods, including retailer branded foods.

With over 22 Regional Centres across the UK, FareShare helps make it easy to divert quality surplus food. The FareShare Surplus with Purpose Fund is also available to help offset additional costs including additional resource and labour costs, as well as packaging, transport and freezing costs, and any lost income from recycling.

Your business could be eligible for up to £50,000 worth of funding to unlock new lines of good-to-eat unsold food or surplus by accessing the Surplus with Purpose Fund, meaning it’s easier than ever to give your surplus a purpose.

Since lockdown began the number of frontline organisations applying to receive food from FareShare has tripled. Having seen demand for food drastically increase since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly among frontline organisations providing food parcels to struggling families.

One charity based in London said; “During the Covid-19 pandemic we would not have been able to support our community without the FareShare deliveries. They have been absolutely vital in providing food for those most in need over the last 3 months.  The vast majority of those we are delivering to are new to our organisation and have accessed our services because of the food available.”

“One lady we had supported after she had been discharged from hospital after suffering from Covid-19 said that she was sure her recovery had been faster because of the high nutritional content of the food, particularly all the fruit and vegetables.”

Available for a limited time only, FareShare’s Surplus with Purpose Fund means instead of sending food waste to landfill or Anaerobic Digestion, FareShare can help your organisation make a real difference to people’s lives.

Get in touch with the Food Team at FareShare to find out more about working with FareShare, the Surplus with Purpose Fund and how they can help your organisation.

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