We are delighted to announce that, following a vote across all our UK people and partners, FareShare has been selected as our national charity for 2018/19.
FareShare is the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste. They redistribute surplus food, which would otherwise go to waste, to charities that turn it into meals – last year they managed 13,552 tonnes of food and redistributed enough food for 28.6 million meals. The charity reaches 1,300 towns and cities through their 20 regional centres. Food has been redistributed to 6,273 frontline charities and community groups including homeless hostels, children’s breakfast clubs and lunch clubs for older people, domestic violence refuges and community cafes – organisations that provide life changing support, as well as lunch and dinner.
Every £1 that is raised helps to provide four meals to vulnerable people across the UK.
Over the coming year partners and staff from our 22 offices across the UK will work in collaboration to fundraise as much as possible for the charity; from national charity days and auctions to sweepstakes and volunteering, we will go the extra mile to make a difference to this worthwhile cause.
The following video gives an overview of the fantastic work that FareShare do.