Donating safely and with confidence to FareShare

Unfortunately, with the increasing issue of food insecurity and a growing awareness of our work, there can be the potential for fraudulent activity by third parties claiming to be raising money for FareShare or even impersonating our organisation in order to divert donations.

Across the charity sector as a whole, most fundraising appeals you will see are genuine, so the risk of fraud should not put you off giving to charities in general. However, you should be always vigilant and make sure you are giving safely to legitimate organisations and through our approved systems.

At FareShare, you can donate through the following channels:

  • Enthuse – the online donation platform used on our website.
  • Just Giving
  • PayPal
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Donr – for text donations
  • Work for Good
  • Benevity
  • CAF Charities Aid Foundation
  • Through your employer on payroll giving
  • By direct payment into FareShare’s bank account
  • Dedicated campaigns which will be advertised on social media and/or national press and the FareShare website.

The Fundraising Regulator and Charity Commission for England and Wales advise you to pause and check before donating. This includes:

  1. Check the charity name and registration number – FareShare’s registration number is 1100051.
  2. Also check the Fundraising Regulator’s online Directory to see if a charity has committed to good fundraising practice at fundraisingregulator.org.uk/directory.
  3. If you’re still unsure about giving you can contact fundraising@fareshare.org.uk for any further information you may require.
  4. Fundraising appeals with generic wording, such as ‘to help people with COVID-19’ should be approached with caution. An appeal should always be clear on exactly what the money will be used for. FareShare will never send you unsolicited emails or text messages asking you to donate if you have opted out of communication preferences.