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


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 North East

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

Tel: 0191 2781895
Email: [email protected]

Contact: Ben Lock

Partner Organisation: Changing Lives

Click here to volunteer in the North East

Changing Lives website FareShare NE website
Saturday, May 26th, 2018 at 5:20am
Did you know we could feed the equivalent of 5.5 full #Wembley stadiums a week with our #surplusfood ? That's good food redistributed daily by our Regional Network of 21 centres to thousands of charities throughout the UK that #feedpeoplefirst ⚽️ #ChampionsLeagueFinal https://t.co/PQjKAMKz9l FareShareUK photo
Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 10:15pm
Lauren & Jemma - @whaleofatimerow are taking on a massive #challenge and #rowing 3,000 miles across the #Atlantic for three charities including @FareShareUK ! Check out their website, follow their journey and show them some support here: https://t.co/ZIIAG8WSwO 🚣‍♀️🐋 https://t.co/rB9iyFyYqq FareShareUK photo
Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 8:32pm
How to reduce #foodwaste (without eating avocado stones). Top tips as ever from @FelicityCloake 👍 https://t.co/P7K0ARAnBp