FareShare Midlands

Fighting hunger, tackling food waste

FareShare Midlands is an environmental charity with a social purpose. We work with the food industry to source and redistribute quality, in date surplus food that would otherwise have gone to waste. This food is used to create nutritious meals for vulnerable people in the midlands.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2022 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1146847)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£10,000

Donations

30

Championed by The Big Give Trust

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Britain is hungry. 14.5 million people in the UK (22% of the population) are living in families in poverty. 4.3 million are children (31% of all children in the UK). These numbers continue to climb as the cost of living increases. Meanwhile, over 33% of all human-made climate emissions arise from food production, and 33% of all the food grown in the world is wasted. In the UK, food production and waste generates 35% of our total CO2 emissions.

Solution

FareShare Midlands turns an environmental problem into a social solution. Our mission is to maximise the social value of surplus food and we are the region’s largest food redistribution charity. We supply good quality surplus food to local communities who tackle hunger and poverty and the root causes of both. We are aiming to raise £10,000, to help redistribute 40,000 meals of surplus food that would otherwise go to waste. This will also save 16.8 tonnes of food from going to waste.

  • FareShare Midlands "gives us fresh food, and is saving us an absolute fortune. The Hub provides lots of fresh produce, some protein and we are able to give it out instead of the same generic tins week after week."

    — Councillor Stephanie Carruthers, who runs the Sutton on Sea Community Larder

  • "The food from FareShare made a huge difference to our organization; many of the children would just go hungry if we were not able to feed them. We wouldn’t be able to give out free food without the service from FareShare."

    — Bethan, Braunston Adventure Playground, a FareShare Midlands member charity

  • Our member groups are battling to support local people struggling with worsening financial situations. Anyone donating to our Green Match Fund campaign will provide vulnerable families with food that is desperately needed at the moment whilst also preventing unnecessary food waste.

    — Simone Connolly, CEO, FareShare Midlands