Central and South East Scotland

FareShare Central & South East Scotland is run by Cyrenians Good Food Programme, a social enterprise with a mission to bring good food to people experiencing disadvantage, isolation, poverty or homelessness. The team redistributes good quality food from the food industry to a wide range of grassroots organisations in the Central & South East Scotland area who provide food and support to vulnerable people.

Cyrenians Good Food is an accredited Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland Centre and offers a range of training including:

• Elementary Food Hygiene

• Elementary Food and Health

• Elementary Cooking Skills

• Good Food Good Health Joint Award: training support workers to teach clients food skills for independent living

If you would like to find out about training or volunteer opportunities get in touch with Craig Buchan and John Muirhead.


Voices from FareShare Central & South East Scotland…

FareShare Central & South East Scotland, Granton Youth Centre


“The people we work with are at risk of poor diets and many lack basic cookery skills. We use the food from FareShare to provide a vital service by giving them a hot meal and also by empowering them through our training to make and create their own meals.”
 
Wendy Weir at Granton Youth Centre


What I’ve noticed is that even though our church has always been community orientated, since we began to receive food through FareShare FoodCloud, the environment has become more excitable. You can actually feel a buzz in the air. People are talking and sharing recipes and menus.”

Lilias at the Avenue Youth Project


News from the FareShare regions


23rd April 2018

Happy St George’s Day!

FareShare has 15 Regional Centres across England, who support charities feeding 280,000 people every week. So far in 2018, together they redistributed 2,600 tonnes of food – enough for 6.2 million meals.

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17th April 2018

FareShare CEO speaks at Waste Not Want Not panel at Food & Drink Expo 2018

FareShare CEO Lindsay Boswell took part in a panel discussion Waste Not Want Not at the Food & Drink Expo in Birmingham today. Watch the full broadcast recorded with Facebook Live.

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8th March 2018

International Women’s Day: celebrating the women of FareShare

On International Women’s Day we celebrate the achievements of key female staff helping to run the FareShare networks. Women are key figures in 10 out of 21 of the FareShare Regional Centres across the UK, managing complicated logistical operations that guarantee the success of our mission.

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FareShare Central & South East Scotland

84–86 Jane Street,
Edinburgh EH6 5HG

Tel: 0131 554 3900
Email: [email protected]

Contacts:
Craig Buchan, Depot Supervisor
John Muirhead, Volunteering Contact

Partner Organisation:
Cyrenians

Click here to apply to volunteer in Central and South East Scotland

Visit Cyrenians Website
Saturday, May 26th, 2018 at 5:20am
Did you know we could feed the equivalent of 5.5 full #Wembley stadiums a week with our #surplusfood ? That's good food redistributed daily by our Regional Network of 21 centres to thousands of charities throughout the UK that #feedpeoplefirst ⚽️ #ChampionsLeagueFinal https://t.co/PQjKAMKz9l FareShareUK photo
Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 10:15pm
Lauren & Jemma - @whaleofatimerow are taking on a massive #challenge and #rowing 3,000 miles across the #Atlantic for three charities including @FareShareUK ! Check out their website, follow their journey and show them some support here: https://t.co/ZIIAG8WSwO 🚣‍♀️🐋 https://t.co/rB9iyFyYqq FareShareUK photo
Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 8:32pm
How to reduce #foodwaste (without eating avocado stones). Top tips as ever from @FelicityCloake 👍 https://t.co/P7K0ARAnBp