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


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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17th April 2018

FareShare CEO speaks at Waste Not Want Not panel at Food & Drink Expo 2018

FareShare CEO Lindsay Boswell took part in a panel discussion Waste Not Want Not at the Food & Drink Expo in Birmingham today. Watch the full broadcast recorded with Facebook Live.

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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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FareShare Lancashire & Cumbria

A20, Redscar Business Park
Longridge Road
Preston
PR2 5NE

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
Friday, April 6th, 2018 at 8:10pm
Have you signed our petition #FeedPeopleFirst yet? FareShare is asking the Government to do more to get surplus food to people, instead of landfill. We were talking about it with @BBCLancashire this morning - listen back: https://t.co/Cnj4Axv4PJ Or visit: https://t.co/vsy1zj3Cqm
Friday, April 6th, 2018 at 4:30pm
Tune in to @BBCLancashire now to hear our Centre manager, Jeff, talking about @FareShareUK's #FeedPeopleFirst campaign - let's send surplus food to people, not landfill or incineration. #foodwaste #food #Lancashire
Friday, April 6th, 2018 at 12:10am
Up early tomorrow? Listen in to @BBCLancashire at 7.40am - our Food Redistribution Centre manager Jeff is talking about @FareShareUK's #FeedPeopleFirst campaign, making it easier to send surplus food to people...not landfill! Visit: https://t.co/Wbpk3FdYxS #foodwaste #Lancashire