North East

FareShare North East provides perfectly good surplus food to local community groups in the North East of England. This food, donated by both retailers and producers, would normally go to waste. Food is delivered to the FareShare North East warehouse, and then either delivered to or picked up by member charities.

Community and charitable organisations across Sunderland, Newcastle, Northumberland, Gateshead, South Tyneside, East Durham, Stockton on Tees and Middlesbrough benefit from FareShare. These organisations distribute good food to communities which, due to economic and social exclusion, would either have an absence of food or a poor diet. Such groups include centres for victims of domestic violence, homeless organisations, lunch clubs for older people and kids clubs. Last year, FareShare North East provided food for over 650,000 meals in the region, and saved more than 270 tonnes of food going to waste thanks to a team of dedicated volunteers. FareShare North East would welcome enquires from both food organisations wishing to donate as well as new community projects that would like to receive food.


Voices from FareShare North East…

FareShare North East, Cosy Crow


“Fareshare stops us falling into a rut of just making toasties. There’s always a ready steady cook element to what we do. Working with older people who are lonely, you see a lot of people who just want to talk. The Cosy Crow provides an opportunity to do that.”

Craig, at Cosy Crow Cafe, part of Gateshead Older People’s Assembly

FareShare North East, Beyond Limits


“If we didn’t get the food from Fareshare there’s no way we could do our food outreach. We get very little funding and it has to go a long way. The clients are bowled away by the food we give them.”
Susan at Beyond Limits, which supports families through hard times


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 North East

Unit 5, Greenfinch Way
Gateway West, Newburn Riverside
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 8NX

Tel: 0191 2781895
Email: fsnortheast@fareshare.org.uk

Contact: Ben Lock

Partner Organisation: Changing Lives

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