What a week. What a week. What a mighty mighty good Volunteer’s Week!


7 June 2017

From 1 to 7 June we’ve been celebrating and saying a great big Thank You to all our fantastic FareShare volunteers.

Across our network of 20 Regional Centres hundreds of volunteers are helping to tackle food waste and fight hunger. Volunteers help us;

  • Save, sort and take stock of surplus food in our warehouses
  • drive our vans to deliver food to frontline charities
  • ring and talk to our charities and community groups to find out what food they need
  • fundraise for us and support our mission

Without volunteers, we couldn't save over 13,000 tonnes of food from waste a year, we couldn't provide ingredients to 6,723 charities and we couldn't feed 484,376 people every week. In our eyes, FareShare volunteers are all Food Heroes!

Highlights of Volunteer’s Week 2017

At FareShare London the volunteer team hosted a series of ‘learning lunches’ where volunteers and FareShare’s national teams, such as fundraising or finance (below), could get together to learn more about each other’s work.

Both FareShare Greater Manchester and FareShare Southern Central hosted a delicious BBQ for all volunteers to enjoy.

Our friends at GoodGym (below) and Team London organised an enthusiastic bunch of volunteers to help out in the warehouse. They ran 3km to our London warehouse, helped out and then ran another 3km back!

And all this week we’ve welcomed corporate volunteers too. Employees from M&S (below), Morgan Stanley, Sodexo and more have had a day out the office and in a hi-vis!

How you can volunteer with FareShare

We’re always keen to welcome new volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, gain new skills and make a difference.

Visit our volunteering page to find out more about opportunities, where you can help and to sign-up.