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


17th October 2017

Tesco’s new Candy Cane crisps fundraise for FareShare

If you’re keen to get a head-start on the Christmas spirit, you can now buy Candy Cane flavoured crisps from Tesco. The limited edition crisps are part of a seasonal range, and the profits from every pack sold will be divided between FareShare and the Trussell Trust.

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10th October 2017

FareShare wins Charity Times Award

We’re thrilled to announce FareShare has won Charity of the year at the Third Sector Awards. The winners were announced on Wednesday by comedian Shappi Khorsandi at a glittering awards ceremony at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge.

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25th September 2017

FareShare is the 2017’s Charity of the Year!

We’re delighted to announce FareShare has won Charity of the Year at The Third Sector Awards. The awards aim to recognise those who give back to the community and celebrate organisations and social leaders from across the sector.

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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

Click here to volunteer in the North East

Changing Lives website FareShare NE website
Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at 9:45pm
Meet the chef: Claire, volunteer at Greenwich Migrant Hub who tells us about #surplusfood received & who it helps https://t.co/5YxZNwtyCO https://t.co/Rp0TRRg4U1 FareShareUK photo
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