Over 5,500 signatures for the #feedpeoplefirst petition

12th April 2018

#feedpeoplefirst campaign video by Quentin Clark

Thanks to your amazing support we’ve reached over 5,500 signatures on our #feedpeoplefirst petition in two short weeks.

That’s an incredible result and we are so grateful to everyone who signed, shared, told their friends, colleagues and networks. We’re now over halfway to the goal of 10,000 signatures that would guarantee a response to the petition from the Government.


Help us spread the word

With three weeks to go, we need as many people as possible to sign and share: we need at least 10,000 signatures to guarantee a response from the Government.

To help us spread the word please support our Thunderclap. It’s like a digital ‘flashmob’ and means that at an appointed time a joint campaign message is sent from everyone who has signed up. It’s quick and easy to do and will really help us get our message out there with maximum impact.

You’re in good company

Our petition has received some amazing support, including from eco-chef Tom Hunt and journalist and food writer Jay Rayner.

#feedpeoplefirst campaign supporters on Twitter


Please share

If we reach 10,000 signatures, the Government will respond to the petition. If we get 100,000, it will be debated in the Parliament. Every signature counts, so please share the petition with your friends, family, colleagues, networks.

Here’s a sample Twitter post, feel free to copy and share:

.@FareShareUK helps charities feed half a million people a week by redistributing just 5% of UK’s available #surplusfood. Just imagine what we could do with 100,000 tonnes. Help us persuade Government to #FeedPeopleFirst and sign the petition at feedpeoplefirst.org



Will you add your voice to the campaign and sign the petition?

Help us tell the Government to get food to those in need.



Deadline is 3 May 2018


Read more about the #feedpeoplefirst campaign

“If we can get the Government to help make it equally OK for the food industry from a financial perspective to give food to charities as it is to stick it into energy or animal feed, then we would be able to feed many, many of the 8.4 million people in the UK who go hungry.”

FareShare Chief Executive, Lindsay Boswell


13th August 2018

Meet our volunteer driver – Hasan’s Story

Having been volunteering as a driver with the charity since 2005, Hasan is one of FareShare’s longest serving frontline volunteers. We caught up with him to find out more about what it’s like to be a volunteer driver for FareShare. 


7th August 2018

Food waste – the bigger picture

When it comes to food waste we like to think we know the bigger picture. Those old images of the European tomato mountain being bulldozed into the ground. The mouldy lettuce we’ve hastily hurled into the pedal bin. Well think again.


30th July 2018

Fun take on serious message in new FareShare volunteer recruitment campaign

Adverts portraying people and the food they most resemble in a bold, fun way will feature both online and in print in regional news publications across the UK, until the end of October.