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FareShare Sussex goes greener

Help FareShare Sussex prevent more food from going to landfill and feed more people in need. This funding will also take their Electric Vehicle project to the next level and evaluate their own CO2 emissions to continue to redistribute surplus food in the greenest way possible.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2021 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2021

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1093245)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£5,045

Donations

31

Championed by Green Match Fund

    Category

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

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • OtherOther

Location

United Kingdom

  • "FareShare are responsible for providing food for organisations all over our city, supporting them is supporting hundreds of beneficiaries who need help from their community."

    — Brighton Voices In Exile Food Bank

  • "Something really key for us (at BrightStore) is the environmental aspect. Reducing food waste is so important. Those weeks where we got loads of fresh fruit and vegetables from FareShare is a beautiful thing. Knowing it is rescued food that would otherwise have gone to waste is fantastic."

    — Rachel, BrightStore Community Food Project

Situation

3.6 million tonnes of food is wasted by the food industry every year in the UK. Over 2 million tonnes of the food that goes to waste each year is still edible. That’s enough for 1.3 billion meals. Food waste is one of the biggest contributors to climate change. It has been estimated that if food waste was a country, it would be the third highest emitter of greenhouse gases after the US and China, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

Solution

Through reducing the amount of food that ends up in landfill, FareShare Sussex can play a significant part in tackling the serious issue of food waste and its harm to the environment. Through expanding our reach across Sussex and into Surrey, we can ensure more food gets to where it is needed most, in a year where we have seen unprecedented demand for our service. We will take steps to further reduce our own CO2 emissions to ensure we are distributing surplus food in the cleanest way possible.