Support FareShare this summer

Up to 3 million children are at risk of going hungry over the school holidays. We urgently need your food. 

FareShare must provide over 340 tonnes of food to over 400 holiday projects this summer, providing nutritious meals and snacks for over 50,000 children a week across the UK.

Can your company donate food to help children facing hunger over the school holidays?

As well as your surplus we need additional contributions in key food groups to meet our greatly increased demand over the summer months.

Join our #Activate campaign today, and make a big difference to a child’s summer! Get in touch by filling in the form on the right or emailingfoodoffers@fareshare.org.uk. You can also call us on 020 7064 8911.

The food we need

Because many of the holiday schemes we support don’t have kitchen facilities, we are in particular need of ambient low sugar snacks and ready to eat fruit. The essential items we need are:

Ready to eat fruit; apples, oranges, pears , berries, bananas

Nut free healthy portable snacks

Bottles of water (500ml or less)

Low sugar ambient juice

Cereal (nut free)

Cereal bars (nut free)


Sandwich fillers: sliced meats, cheese, etc

Prepared sandwiches




Can your company provide food? Register interest now and our team will be in touch.


Summer should be a time of fun and excitement for children, but for many this is not the case. For families whose children are eligible for free school meals, once school is out, this safety net is removed. Additional costs for activities and childcare can be a strain on families who are already working extra hard to provide the meals their kids would normally get at school. The effects on the children go beyond the holidays, with kids returning to school in September malnourished, tired and unable to learn.*

The projects we are supporting offer food and fun activities to ensure that children can enjoy their summer holidays on a full stomach and return to school happy and healthy.

Awareness of Holiday Hunger is rising

Here’s just a snippet of the coverage our ActiveAte holiday hunger campaign received in 2018

We couldn’t do the work we do without the continued support of our food partners. If you’re a food company and are able to contribute products to support our holiday hunger programme

Email foodoffers@fareshare.org.uk or call 020 7064 8911.

*Source: Hungry Holidays, a report on hunger among children during school holidays by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger