FareShare and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation partnership bears fruit

14th March 2018

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 groups.To show the amazing difference they have made, we produced this short film to say thank you!



“Thanks to you The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, FareShare has grown massively – your funding has been transformational for us. ”

Lindsay Boswell – CEO FareShare


How you can help

8.4 million people across the UK are struggling to put food on the table. We think that is unacceptable, especially when so much good food is going to waste. We need your help to fight hunger and food waste today. £1 is enough to help deliver food for 4 meals. It’s the generosity and commitment of supporters like you that helps bring FareShare’s mission to life.

If you are a Trustee or a Grants Manager and would like to find out more how your trust or foundation can reduce food poverty in the UK, please contact the Trusts and Grants Team on [email protected] or click here to find out how you can donate.

“In the last five years, we have seen a significant increase in the amount of food that was brought into the FareShare network. Particularly in the areas of fruit and veg which is so important to the frontline charities that we support.

Much of this has been achieved as a result of the support that Esmée Fairbairn has provided.”

Mark Varney – Director of Food and Network Development

More FareShare stories…

30th May 2018

Office Drop and FareShare partner to get more fresh fruit to London charities

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Office Drop to provide a regular supply of fresh fruit to the hundreds of charities we support in London.


29th May 2018

FareShare’s Annual Figures for 2017/18 announced

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. 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.


28th May 2018

UK still way behind France in putting surplus food to good use

In support of World Hunger Day, the UK’s largest food redistribution charity, FareShare, said that over 600 million meals’ worth of good surplus food is still being wasted every year. In its 2017/18 figures, out today, the amount of quality surplus food FareShare saved from food manufacturers, processors and farmers has increased by 25%, from 13,552 to 16,992 tonnes. This extra food goes to 10,000 frontline charities, 3,000 more than the year before; and the number of people FareShare food helped to feed has increased by 59%, from 484,000 to 772,000 people every week.