FareShare Go Support

Our FareShare GO service gives you access to free surplus food for your charity or community group. You will have the opportunity to collect it from a local supermarket. It’s all good quality, in-date and tasty too.

Register your interest in the form on this page and our team will be in touch to take you through the next steps. Once you’re ready to go, they will match you with a local store who will send you a text message on your preferred morning or evening to collect. Then simply pop into store and pick up the food from a friendly member of staff.

Tesco staff manager handing a man a box of surplus veg in a Tesco store

Pop into your local supermarket to collect free food through FareShare GO.

About the food

The food available to you is good quality food that can no longer be sold. This could be because it has damaged packaging, a short-shelf life. This doesn’t have an impact on the standard or safety of the food items available. Food available often includes bread, eggs and fresh fruit. It will always be within its use by date and good to eat.

Why sign up to FareShare GO?

  • Quality food: You will receive good quality, fresh and in-date food
  • Free: You can collect the food completely free of cost
  • Convenient: We will match you with a local supermarket close to you
  • Simple: The sign-up and collection process is simple
  • Support: A support phone line is there for you seven days a week

 

Which supermarkets take part in FareShare GO?

Over 2000 Tesco stores give their surplus food to local charities through FareShare GO. This will mean that there will always be a couple of stores available to you, whether an express store or a superstore.

We are also currently trialling the scheme with Waitrose and hope to roll this out across the UK by the end of the year.

Can my organisation receive food?

In order to receive food, your organisation needs to be equipped to receive, store, prepare and serve food safely. You will be visited by one of the FareShare GO team to make sure that you use the food in accordance with relevant safety and handling guidelines.

 

 

Register your interest in receiving food

“The quality and amount of produce has been fantastic. We have been able to use the food for our free lunch club and are doing our bit to reduce waste.”

The Greenbank Community Hub

 

Box of surplus Tesco spring onions and carrots ready for collection by a local charity thanks to FareShare GO

You can collect fresh food for free.

 

 

Already signed up and need support?

Our dedicated Charity Support Centre is here to help you. Call on 0131 608 0967 or email [email protected].
Our lines are open Monday-Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday 6pm-9pm and Sunday and Bank Holidays 2pm-9pm


STORIES FROM FARESHARE GO


20th July 2017

A brainpower boost for breakfast at Deptford Park School

We deliver cereals, bread, fruits and yoghurts to children’s breakfast clubs, who turn it into healthy breakfasts for pupils. One of these is the breakfast club at Deptford Park School in London. We went along to see it in action.

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29th August 2017

Albert’s story

Former soldier Albert shares how FareShare food helped him when he was struggling.

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31st August 2017

Supporting people sleeping on the streets of Liverpool

Based in Liverpool, The Papercup Project charity has been supporting homeless people with food and drinks for over a year.

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