FareShare hosts a first date with a difference


10 April 2017

This Saturday FareShare London opened the doors of its Deptford warehouse to eight singles who had all signed up for a unique dating experience – volunteering with Good Deed Dating.

The daters helped sort surplus food which was then distributed to homeless shelters, children’s clubs and refuges across London. As well as supporting FareShare’s vital work, the afternoon gave them the chance to see if sparks could fly with their fellow volunteers.

FareShare is the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste. The charity redistributes good food that would otherwise go to waste to frontline charities and community groups that support vulnerable people.

First of all the volunteers unloaded pallets of surplus food and sorted them ready for distribution. After a well-deserved break for tea and cake they were hard at work again, packing the food up ready to be delivered to London charities.

Dater Dan Cavill, from Whitechapel, said: “Working together for a good cause was a great way to meet interesting people, without the pressure and awkwardness of a typical first date. Quite a few people hit it off so it’s something I’d definitely recommend. I didn’t get any phone numbers, but I did discover I had a knack for unpacking boxes. It’s really satisfying, and knowing that the food will go to someone who really needs it is a great feeling. ”