South West

FareShare South West, based in Bristol, was set up in late 2007 to work with community groups in and around Bristol city. They support  over 170 organisations, including hostels, day centres, lunch clubs, addiction agencies, young people’s projects and refugee centres, in delivering a food service to those who need it most and giving support on nutrition, food hygiene and more.

FareShare enables these organisations to get people through the door and also to redirect their funds into improving their own services.


Voices from FareShare South West…

FareShare South West, Wild Goose Cafe


“The meals we provide (with food from FareShare) help our service users to build up their strength and provides a sense of community. Meals are a great way to build relationships with our service users, sometimes leading to us being invited to walk alongside them in their recovery.”
Jonnie at Wild Goose Drop-in Centre, Bristol

FareShare South West, 1625 Independent People


“If a young person is going through a change of circumstance or a crisis we can offer emergency support where they can get FareShare food.” 
Josh at 1625 Independent People, a Bristol project helping young people back on their feet


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 South West

4 Little Anne Street, St Judes
Bristol, BS2 9EB

Tel: 0117 954 2220
Email: [email protected]

Contacts: Julian Mines, Charlie Mason

FareShare South West on Twitter

Partner Organisation: Community Initiatives South West Ltd

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FareShare South West website
Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 8:32pm
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Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 6:45pm
#FareShareGo - Rolling out to all @waitrose #supermarkets by the end of 2018 🙌 Since Jan 2017, they have already donated an equivalent of almost 70,000 meals to more than 100 charities using the programme based on Irish #socent @FoodCloud IT platform https://t.co/CQodfqBlDf https://t.co/UETvaGDUdj FareShareUK photo
Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 6:00am
Sign up for #FareShareGo - Community groups are matched with local supermarkets for #free food collections. Sign-up & collections are simple & you get quality, fresh, in-date food for #free. Support phone line available 7 days a week. Sign up today: https://t.co/hr68VjrGTh https://t.co/LiaNQRooOz