East Anglia

FareShare East Anglia started operating in the Summer 2017 from a warehouse in Ipswich, saving good food from going to waste and redistributing it to charities and community groups across the East of England.

Charities – Register your interest now

If your organisation or project supports vulnerable people in your community and you are either a charity, a not-for-profit organisation, a community group or a social enterprise providing a meal service, please register your interest by completing the form on the right here and we will be in touch.

We are initially looking for interested organisations within a 25 mile radius of Ipswich, more specifically the areas of:

  • Stowmarket
  • Felixstowe
  • Colchester
  • Sudbury
  • Clacton On Sea
  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Harwich

We are also looking for interested organisations in Cambridge and Norwich.

If you are outside this area, you are still welcome to register your interest and we will let you know as soon as we come to your area.

Our Community Food Membership Pack will provide you with more information on the FareShare service and the benefits of receiving food from FareShare East Anglia.

Volunteers wanted: Be a FareShare Food Hero!

We are also looking for people to help us get food to the people who need it most.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Regional Centre in Ipswich drop us a line at [email protected]. We’d love to hear from you. Visit our volunteer page for details of volunteer roles at FareShare or apply to volunteer at FareShare East Anglia now by completing our online application form.

This project is kindly supported by a £500,000 grant from The Global FoodBanking Network and their partner Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Voices from FareShare East Anglia…

Since last summer, FareShare East Anglia has been operating a pilot phase and is already redistributing good quality, in-date food to 20 local charities and community groups. During this time it has delivered 46,191 meals and helped nearly 800 people a week.

“You can’t teach anyone if they are hungry. What the young people are getting from FareShare is different and better quality food. They are learning basic social skills such as eating together, how to set a table and how to carve the chicken once they have cooked it.”
Nancy Sinclair, Senior Tutor for Nacro Ipswich

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.


17th January 2018

FareShare East Anglia celebrates launch with very special guests

FareShare East Anglia has officially opened in Ipswich with the aim of supplying over 1,500 charities throughout Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex with good food that would otherwise go to waste.


18th August 2017

General Mills is the first to deliver food to our new Regional Centre

General Mills, one of the world’s leading food companies, is the first to deliver surplus goods to FareShare’s brand new regional centre in East Anglia.


FareShare East Anglia

Unit 2, Alston Court
Leslie Road
Ipswich IP3 9PL

Tel: 01473 717 676
Mobile: 07375 509 630
Email: [email protected]

Contact: Michael Barrett, Development Manager
Gareth Kemp, Warehouse Manager

Apply to volunteer in East Anglia

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 at 4:55am
Working with leading manufacturers, suppliers & producers to identify safe, edible #foodsurplus, long before it ever has the chance to become #foodwaste - we redistribute it to frontline UK charities to #feedpeoplefirst 👍 Find out more here: https://t.co/MdZiZ0kyL2 @FareShareUK https://t.co/GZfLlEN5w7 FareShareUK photo
Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 11:35pm
Want to be part of something amazing? #Volunteer for @FareShareUK - we have 21 Regional Centres & redistribute good quality #surplusfood to almost 10,000 frontline UK charities. Sorting, packing, driving & more, there are lots of ways you can #GetInvolved https://t.co/1M7LeTcpl6 https://t.co/d7UnJT6ZKr FareShareUK photo
Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 10:45pm
Every week we provide food to 772,390 people who might otherwise go without. Behind this number are the stories of people whose lives have been changed, all starting with a meal made with #surplusfood saved from waste. Read more #StoriesBehindTheMeals https://t.co/CVEmOeluCo https://t.co/nvnWQimBvT FareShareUK photo