3.7 million thank yous

14th December 2015

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Wow, you donated 3.7 million meals for people in need at our recent Neighbourhood Food Collection. This means the total of meals donated to people in need since The Neighbourhood Food Collection began in December 2012 is now over 30 million.

We want to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone that took part, your support will make a big difference to vulnerable people across the UK.

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Lindsay Boswell, CEO of FareShare, said: ““The Neighbourhood Food Collection genuinely captures the hearts of our generous public and helps to raise much awareness of the food poverty issues facing vulnerable people right across the country. The overwhelming level of donations means we can provide even more food to our member charities and help feed more people in need, not just at Christmas, but all year round. Thank you!”

The food will now be redistributed to over 2,135 charities and community projects supported by FareShare, including play schemes supporting children and families over the holidays as well as homeless hostels, domestic violence refuges and older people’s lunch clubs. The donations from this Neighbourhood Food Collection will make a huge difference to these organisations’ ability to not only serve nutritious meals for people in need but also to provide additional support to help people back on their feet.

From all our fantastic volunteers who engaged with shoppers, to the many generous customers who donated when so many go without, and to Tesco who topped up all donations by 30% – thank you!

Follow our work to see how the food is used on twitter @FareShareUK and like us on facebook.

If you have any questions, email foodcollection@fareshare.org.uk.

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