Media centre

Contact Media Team

Kitty Langton


07495 901189

Simon Thomson


07508 910662
(Monday to Thursday)

FareShare Go
Laura Metcalfe


07398 724797

Public Affairs Consultant
Ali Gourley


07981810729 (Use WhatsApp)

Out of hours


FareShare is the UK’s largest food redistribution charity, redistributing surplus food from the food industry through a network of nearly 10,000 charities and community groups across the UK. FareShare provides enough food to create over two million meals for vulnerable people every week.

We can arrange:

  • Interviews with our expert spokespeople on a range of issues, including hunger and food waste
  • Visits to our 30-strong network of warehouses and, where appropriate, to the charities that benefit from the food
  • Interviews with regional spokespeople to give a local angle

If you’re looking for a filming location, our warehouses are hives of activity and present a unique chance to show the fight against hunger and food waste in action.

Please note

Our media team is able to help with media and marketing enquiries only. If you are an individual in need of food, please click here and/or if you are a family or care for children in need of food please visit the End Child Food Poverty website.

As a small team with limited resource we are unable to help students with essays, journalism or research projects. You can find more information about our work here. Alternatively, if you’d like to see the difference we make first-hand, you can volunteer.

Media spokespeople

Lindsay Boswell


Lindsay is passionate about fighting hunger and food waste in the UK. Since he joined the charity in 2010, the number of charities receiving food from FareShare has more than doubled. Lindsay has 25 years’ senior management experience in the voluntary sector. Previously he was the Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising where he doubled income and membership and established the Fundraising Standards Board as a global leader in self-regulation.

Alyson Walsh

Commercial Director

Alyson is Commercial Director at FareShare, with responsibility for Fundraising, Marketing Communications and Volunteering. With 25 years’ experience in the food and retail sector, Alyson possesses a wealth of industry and consumer knowledge, having previously worked on product development, launches and communication campaigns both in the UK and internationally for Sainsbury’s, Kingfisher and Fortnum & Mason.

She is also an accomplished writer, with work published in the Guardian and Sunday Times.

James Persad

Head of Marketing and Communications

James is Head of Marketing and Communications for FareShare. His team promotes and protects the FareShare brand, so that we can grow our impact according to our vision – to let no good food go to waste. Since starting at FareShare in Jan 2018 our awareness has grown twelve-fold, and we won the Food and Drink Federation’s Best Campaign award for our Feed People First campaign – to obtain government financial support for charitable surplus food redistribution in the UK. Previously, James managed the marketing and events teams at the Carbon Trust for nine years, and a very long time ago he worked for 11 years in London-based advertising agencies, from a graduate trainee to a Director. James was a Non-Executive Director of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust for six years until 2019.