FareShare is the 2017’s Charity of the Year!
25th September 2017
25th September 2017
We’re delighted to announce FareShare has won Charity of the Year at The Third Sector Awards.
The ceremony, held at London’s Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, aims to recognise those who give back to the community and celebrate organisations and social leaders from across the sector.
Speaking after the event, FareShare CEO Lindsay Boswell, said: “I’m delighted that the wonderful work of FareShare’s staff and volunteers has been recognised, with FareShare being voted the overall winner at last night’s Third Sector Awards. It’s an amazing achievement – especially given the fact there’s 180,000 charities in the UK and the five shortlisted charities were of such a high calibre.
“As well as being a testament to the efforts of the staff and volunteer team, the award demonstrates just how big a part surplus food has to play in supporting the charities and community groups who provide frontline services to the most vulnerable. The number of people who benefit from food redistributed by FareShare is quite staggering. Right now, we feed over half a million people every week. We’re confident that we can double that – and winning the charity sector’s biggest award shows the sky really is the limit. Thank you so much to all of our food partners, funders, staff and volunteers for making this possible!”
“As well as being a testament to the efforts of the staff and volunteer team, the award demonstrates just how big a part surplus food has to play in supporting the charities and community groups who provide frontline services to the most vulnerable.”
17th January 2018
FareShare East Anglia has officially opened in Ipswich with the aim of supplying over 1,500 charities throughout Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex with good food that would otherwise go to waste.
29th December 2017
In 2017 we saved 13,552 tonnes of food from waste and helped feed nearly half a million people a week. We also won five major awards – so join us in a toast to all our amazing volunteers and supporters.
28th December 2017
Tesco customers have donated 3 million meals to help FareShare and the Trussell Trust feed people in need.