FareShare’s Annual Figures for 2017/18 announced

29th May 2018

FareShare has made enormous strides in our work fighting hunger and food waste this year.

We saved an astonishing 16,992 tonnes of food from going to waste. Working with more incredible food partners allowed us to increase the amount of saved food by 25% compared to last year.

The nutritious, good quality surplus food was enough for 36.7 million meals. It’s an amazing result, particularly given that 1 in 8 people live in poverty in the UK.

The food we saved was redistributed to 9,653 charities and community groups across the country. Through these amazing organisations we helped feed 772,390 people every week – 59% more than the year before.

Our food also saved the charity sector £28.7 million. With the increasing demand for food support, these are powerful and important figures.

Each year we save more food and feed more people. To everyone who supports us with food, funding, or your time, none of this would be possible without you – thank you. See our case studies to find out more about the stories behind the meals, and sign up to our newsletter to hear about the opportunities to help us #feedpeoplefirst.

The nutritious, good quality surplus food we saved this year was enough for 36.7 million meals. It’s an amazing result, particularly given that 1 in 8 people live in poverty in the UK.


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