A year at FareShare: drum roll, please…

29th December 2017

Volunteers Sarah, Deborah and Dordhin in Catford Tesco

In 2017 we saved 13,552 tonnes of food from waste and helped feed nearly half a million people a week. We also won five major awards – so join us in a toast to all our amazing volunteers and supporters.

Five awards a-winning

This has been an awards busting year, the best FareShare has ever had. We’ve won so many awards we have to break out the bullet points here:

Third Sector Excellence – Charity of the Year
The Charity Awards – Charity of the Year (Environment & Conservation category)
Charity Times – Charity of the Year
In partnership with Tesco: Business In The Community – The Experian Building Stronger Communities Award
In partnership with Tesco: Grocer Gold – Waste Not Want Not Award

>FareShare: it’s a winner

2017 Charity of the year winners

FareShare across the UK


Every Tesco store signed up to FareShare Go

FareShare Go is now up and running at every single Tesco in the UK and some Waitrose shops too. That means charities which are signed up to our system will get a text listing the available surplus food which they can pick up for free.

If you are from a charity, sign up here to receive unsold food near you.

> Get free food with FareShare Go

FareShare East Anglia volunteers

Coming of age with a 21st Regional Centre

We have been around for 23 years but only just got our 21st Centre. To us, that is worth celebrating as a coming of age.

Step forward East Anglia, which is already delivering good quality surplus food to hundreds of charities right across the region to feed people in need.

> Say hello to FareShare East Anglia



FareShare out in the world

Princely servings

We partnered with youth charity StreetGames this summer to provide food for projects that give disadvantaged children a lunch and a chance to play sports.

HRH Prince Harry served up food provided by FareShare at the launch.

Wonder if he and Meghan will let us send food for the wedding too?

> A feast fit for a Prince


Fowler Welch FareShare lorry

On the road

Our partnership with Fowler Welch, a leading logistics provider for the UK food industry, has not only provided meals, but also made a number of companies aware of the work we do, and encouraged them to get involved.

This year, Fowler Welch has named FareShare their Charity of the Year too, and branded one of their lorries with the FareShare logo.

> Spot this truck on the road


FareShare marching at Pride

A banana, a carrot and a pea pod

In July, we hit the streets of London for the annual Pride parade. FareShare works with many organisations who support LGBT+ communities, from youth groups and advice services to homeless shelters. For a nutritious diet, you need to eat food of many different colours, so we went dressed as a rainbow of fruit and veg…

> Pride in food, food in Pride


FareShare chosen for The Telegraph Christmas Charity Appeal

The Telegraph picks FareShare this Christmas

FareShare is delighted to have been selected as one of this year’s three charity recipients of The Daily Telegraph’s 2017 Christmas Charity Appeal.
By showcasing some of the people benefitting from FareShare food, and highlighting our army of volunteers, the Telegraph Christmas Charity Appeal is giving us a golden opportunity to show its readers how their support really helps people in need.

Donate to the Appeal here

In 2017 we helped feed nearly half a million people a week. Join us in toasting our amazing volunteers and supporters who helped make it happen

More FareShare stories…

19th March 2018

FareShare Northern Ireland redistributes 160,000 meals

To celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, we are highlighting our regional centre in Belfast, FareShare Northern Ireland.


15th March 2018

FareShare Chief Executive gallops into top 10 in Resource Hot 100 list

Resource magazine has ranked FareShare UK Chief Executive Lindsay Boswell as the 7th most influential person in waste and resources industry for 2018.


14th March 2018

FareShare and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation partnership bears fruit

Over the last five years FareShare has been delighted to have the generous support of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. This has helped us to work with more food companies to significantly increase the amount of healthy fresh fruit and vegetables we provide to charities and community organisations.


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