Greater Manchester

FareShare Greater Manchester was launched in October 2008 to support communities to combat food poverty and food waste in and around Manchester. The operation is run by EMERGE 3Rs.

The team redistribute food to over 226 charities and community groups and new organisations are welcome all the time. Our community food members provide vitally needed meals, food parcels and snacks to hundreds of disadvantaged people every day. They work with a huge variety of people experiencing hardship from people who are homeless or unemployed, people dealing with substance abuse, refugees and asylum-seekers at drop-ins, Sure Start Centres, and breakfast and after-school clubs for children and young adults.


Voices from FareShare Greater Manchester…

FareShare Greater Manchester, Cornerstone


“The food that we have received from FareShare today will help us feed 200 vulnerable people.”
 Sister Lucy at Cornerstone, Greater Manchester


“”Breakfast Club is fun” – “I’m never late for school” – “I don’t get tired in the mornings anymore””
Children visiting the Marlborough Road Academy Breakfast Club


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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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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20th December 2017

Food that speaks volumes

For 17 years, Nick Makris never uttered a word in public. The autistic teenager from Levenshulme in Manchester has been a selective mute since birth, unable to speak due to severe social anxiety.

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FareShare Greater Manchester

Units E1-8, New Smithfield Market,
Whitworth Street East, Openshaw,
Manchester, M11 2WJ

Tel: 0161 223 8200 extension 4

Email: [email protected]

FareShare Greater Manchester on Twitter

Contact: Miranda Kaunang, Development Manager

Partner Organisation: EMERGE 3Rs

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Emerge 3RS website