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 Christopher Somerville or Phoebe Boag.


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


17th October 2017

Tesco’s new Candy Cane crisps fundraise for FareShare

If you’re keen to get a head-start on the Christmas spirit, you can now buy Candy Cane flavoured crisps from Tesco. The limited edition crisps are part of a seasonal range, and the profits from every pack sold will be divided between FareShare and the Trussell Trust.

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10th October 2017

FareShare wins Charity Times Award

We’re thrilled to announce FareShare has won Charity of the year at the Third Sector Awards. The winners were announced on Wednesday by comedian Shappi Khorsandi at a glittering awards ceremony at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge.

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25th September 2017

FareShare is the 2017’s Charity of the Year!

We’re delighted to announce FareShare has won Charity of the Year at The Third Sector Awards. The awards aim to recognise those who give back to the community and celebrate organisations and social leaders from across the sector.

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FareShare Central & South East Scotland

84–86 Jane Street,
Edinburgh EH6 5HG

Tel: 0131 554 3900
Email: fareshare@cyrenians.scot

Contacts:
Chris Finnimore, Depot Supervisor
John Muirhead, Volunteering Contact

Partner Organisation:
Edinburgh Cyrenians

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

Visit Cyrenians Website
Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at 9:45pm
Meet the chef: Claire, volunteer at Greenwich Migrant Hub who tells us about #surplusfood received & who it helps https://t.co/5YxZNwtyCO https://t.co/Rp0TRRg4U1 FareShareUK photo
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