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Tackle hunger and food waste this Christmas

FareShare Sussex's mission is to ensure no good food goes to waste. Help us redirect surplus food destined to be wasted to people that need it most this Christmas.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1093245)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£8,000

Amount raised

£10,783

Donations

80

Championed by The Together Fund

    Category

  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities
  • OtherOther

Location

United Kingdom

  • “It’s wonderful to work with a local volunteer-led organisation to support our volunteer led service. It really shows the power of people in a community coming together to support each other. FareShare Sussex is made of real people, doing extraordinary work.”

    — FareShare charity member: community project

  • “(Without FareShare) the young women that live in our supported accommodation would not have any food."

    — FareShare charity member: supported accomodation

  • “We have been able to give our volunteers the skills to manage food by running and kitchen and attending food hygiene courses”

    — FareShare charity member - homeless project

Situation

At least 250,000 tonnes of in-date food is wasted each year by the food industry. Much is sent to landfill causing harmful CO2 and methane emissions. At the same time, millions of families are struggling to afford to eat, with numbers rising since the pandemic. Sussex suffers pockets of high deprivation in areas including Brighton, Worthing and Hastings. The impact of Covid-19 saw us needing to triple our deliveries and we expect high demand to continue as the long-term effects are felt.

Solution

FareShare Sussex are solving the environmental problem of food unnecessarily going to waste by intercepting it from landfill and other disposal routes. The food is instead utilised to provide nutritious meals and food parcels to vulnerable people via our charity members. We work with charities that provide services in addition to food such as advice, children’s services and befriending, to help break the cycle of poverty and use food as a vehicle for good above and beyond alleviating hunger.