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.
“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
17th October 2017
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.
10th October 2017
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.
25th September 2017
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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John Muirhead, Volunteering Contact