Lancashire & Cumbria

FareShare Lancashire and Cumbria is operated by Recycling Lives, a metal and waste recycling business which sustains a social welfare charity. The new centre started operating in October 2015, initially serving the Preston area before expanding to provide food to charities and groups across Lancashire and Cumbria. We work with a variety of community groups, charities and not-for-profits in the North West, from breakfast clubs to homeless shelters.

The FareShare centre is also helping to support Recycling Lives other charitable work, helping vulnerable people back into employment. At the centre, we provide training and work experience for our charity Residents, as well as other disadvantaged individuals.

As a newly established centre, FareShare Lancashire and Cumbria are looking for charities to receive food and volunteers to help us provide this essential service. Get in touch with Project Manager Jeff Green to find out more about receiving food from our FareShare centre, or becoming part of our team.

Voices from FareShare Lancashire & Cumbria…

Ivy Street Community Centre, Blackburn

“FareShare means we get a greater variety of food. We take everything from tins to fresh meat as our families need everything. I don’t know what people would eat if we weren’t able to give them the food from FareShare.”
Christine, Ivy Street Community Centre, Blackburn

Astley Lodge supporting people at risk of homelessness

“The benefits go far beyond the food…it creates social and learning opportunities.”
Jill Charnock at Astley Lodge supporting people at risk of homelessness

News from the FareShare Regions

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.


1st March 2018

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! Celebrating FareShare Cymru’s work in South Wales

We are proud to share that January 2018 is our biggest month on record, with the highest amount of surplus food received from the food industry into our network of 21 Regional Centres across the UK.


26th January 2018

FareShare wins Best Social Enterprise Award

We are excited to announce FareShare has won Best Social Enterprise Award at an exclusive event at Borough Market’s Market Hall on 25 January – Foodism 100.


FareShare Lancashire & Cumbria

A20, Redscar Business Park
Longridge Road

Tel: 01772 665958
Email: [email protected]

Contact: Jeff Green

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Partner Organisation: Recycling Lives

Click here to apply to volunteer in Lancashire and Cumbria

Recycling Lives website
Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 at 6:31pm
Well this seems fitting to share on #ValentinesDay - two colleagues at @FareShareSW have got engaged after meeting while volunteering at the centre. We always said it's about #morethanjustfood <3 #Valentines
Sunday, January 28th, 2018 at 9:46pm
We were featured on #BBC #Radio #Cumbria this morning, talking about our expansion to provide meals for charitable groups in the county. Listen back here, from 1:21:50
Monday, January 22nd, 2018 at 7:25pm
As we’re busy working with more and more #community groups across #Cumbria, our ‘sister’ company @RecyclingLives has officially opened its new #recycling site in #Workington
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