Northern Ireland

FareShare Northern Ireland is directly tackling food poverty in Northern Ireland by collecting surplus food from industry and redistributing it to charities that are providing meals to vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, including low income families, senior citizens, people with disabilities, victims of domestic violence, at risk young people and homeless people. The Northern Ireland warehouse has been operating successfully for over six years and last year provided 87 charitable projects located in Belfast, Derry, Antrim, Ballymena, Armagh and Cookstown with enough food for over half a million meals.

As well as providing food producers with a safe, environmentally friendly and ethical solution to the disposal of waste, FareShare Northern Ireland has provided 54 volunteers with valuable work experience and training in areas such as Food Hygiene, Fork Lift driving and Health and Safety.


Voices from FareShare Northern Ireland…

FareShare Northern Ireland, Welcome Organisation


“Serving good food shows that we care. We serve good wholesome nosh made from scratch. Shepherd’s pie, spaghetti bolognaise. Each week we check what we have from FareShare before we make up the menu.  Usually one of the first questions we get from families is what’s for lunch today?!”
Grant McCullough, Project Manager at Quaker Cottage, which suppports families through times of need

FareShare Northern Ireland, Quaker's Cottage


 “Many of those who use our services are experiencing destitution; the food we provide is their only source of food.  In our current economic climate it is challenging to find the funding to provide healthy and nutritious meals, but it is absolutely vital that we do so. In this respect, FareShare have been our lifeline.”
Sandra Moore, Welcome Organisation


News from the FareShare Regions


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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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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FareShare Northern Ireland

Building 14, Unit 3
Central Park Industrial Estate
Mallusk, Newtownabbey
BT36 4FS

Tel: 028 90332230
Email: [email protected]

Contact: Declan McKillop

   FareShare Northern Ireland on twitter

Partner organisation: CHNI

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CHNI website
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 12:45am
We are hugely appreciative of the food donated by @QueensAccomm

Students helping to fight #foodpoverty & #foodwaste in the local community.... #Fairplay @QUBelfast @love_belfast @BelfastLive @FareShareUK https://t.co/i5912ReqVw
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QUB Accommodation @QueensAccomm
@belfastcc and FareShare called up to @QueensAccomm this week to collect the first batch of donations for the food bank.

A huge thanks to all of our generous @QUBelfast students, you continue to inspire us all to shape a better world.

#LoveQUB https://t.co/3IeKqtbR5e
Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at 8:28pm
Thank you to our team of volunteers, the lifeblood of FareShare NI. They help sort, pack & deliver surplus food to local charities, creating 500,000+meals for ppl in need every yr. Incredible work #VolunteerWeek #FeedPeopleFirst @VolunteerNow1 @FareShareUK @CHNI2015 @CommunityNI https://t.co/xIgRrJ4KSQ CHNIFareshare photo