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


18th July 2018

FareShare awarded grants from the Government’s Food Waste Reduction Fund

This week FareShare is celebrating being one of eight charities to be awarded grants from the Government’s £500,000 Food Waste Reduction Fund.

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20th June 2018

FareShare launches nationwide campaign to fight hunger among schoolchildren over summer holiday

FareShare has launched ActiveAte, a nationwide campaign providing meals for children at risk of food poverty this summer.

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31st May 2018

Free sanitary products project extended in Scotland

People from low-income households across Scotland will be able to receive free sanitary products from FareShare. Following the successful pilot in Aberdeen, FareShare will receive over £500,000 to distribute sanitary products with the aim of reaching an estimated 18,800 more people.

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FareShare Lancashire & Cumbria

A20, Redscar Business Park
Longridge Road
Preston
PR2 5NE

Tel: 01772 665958
Email: fareshare@recyclinglives.org

Contact: Jeff Green

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