18 January 2019
Thanks to Veganuary, plant-based food is everywhere and here at FareShare, we are no different!
“We cannot thank our existing produce partners enough. Their fruit and veg helps frontline charities provide improved nutrition to those who need it most or can’t afford to buy it themselves.”
Fresh fruit and vegetables are the staple of a healthy diet, not just a vegan one and at FareShare we’ve redistributed tonnes of vegan-friendly surplus food — stopping it from going to waste and instead delivering it to FareShare charities and community groups across the UK.
Rowen West-Henzell, Commercial Manager for Fresh Produce at FareShare said: "We cannot thank our existing produce partners enough. Their fruit and veg helps frontline charities provide improved nutrition to those who need it most or can’t afford to buy it themselves.”
We visited the Salvation Army in Romford which was delighted with the range of nutritious food they receive as part of their orders. “FareShare has made our meals much more balanced and varied,” says Dave Chuck, who manages the drop-ins at the day centre.
"I’m very keen that we’ve got lots of fruit, so we're absolutely delighted to receive so many apples and pears. Fruit juice is always available too, to make sure our visitors get their vitamin C and their fibre too.”
Across FareShare we support communities and charities which include women’s shelters, breakfast clubs, homeless shelters and more. “Voluntary sector demand for fruit and vegetables is set to increase enormously over the next year, so we need more produce companies to get on board in 2019,” adds Rowen.
“Please get in touch now to find out how you can join a growing movement of companies doing amazing things with their surplus fruit and veg.”
Our dedicated Food team can work with you to achieve the most cost and time effective solution for dealing with your unsold food, enabling your business to use your surplus food for social good. Get in touch with the FareShare Food team.