Transforming surplus food into nourishment and respect this Christmas
19th December 2017
19th December 2017
Through our partnership with the Telegraph’s Christmas Charity Appeal, we are delighted to highlight the great work of one of our charity members, Church of the Apostles, run by Reverend Ellie Trimble in Manchester.
Using food provided by FareShare, Reverend Ellie and her team of dedicated volunteers serve up a full hot meal every Friday and Sunday for up to 100 people who are currently homeless, lonely or struggling to make ends meet. During the cold winter months they also run a night shelter twice a week.
“What Ellie does here is create a place that is respectful. Often, for the people who come here it’s the only proper meal they’ve had all week”, says Amanda, a full-time counsellor, who has been volunteering at the church for a year.
We joined them last Sunday for a hearty Christmas lunch. Read the full Telegraph article to see just how this service provides a lifeline for vulnerable people in Manchester and how FareShare helps make this possible.
“”If FareShare didn’t exist, we would be serving cake and sandwiches. That’s all we could run to.”
Reverend Ellie Trimble, Church of the Apostles
13th August 2018
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
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
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.