Success! The Government will respond to the #feedpeoplefirst petition
4th May 2018
4th May 2018
A massive thank you to everyone who supported the #feedpeoplefirst petition – the Government will have to respond.
Thank you so much for signing and sharing the Feed People First petition which we ran in partnership with The Grocer. Your support helped us collect an incredible 16,297 signatures which guarantee a response from the Government and show how important it is to address charitable food redistribution in the UK.
We are humbled by the backing we received for this cause over just a few weeks, especially as it is FareShare’s first public campaign. We feed over 500,000 people each week through our amazing charity partners, yet this represents just 5% of the good surplus food that goes to waste in the UK, whilst 1 in 8 people still go hungry. It is this situation – where hunger and surplus coexist – that we are seeking to address through policy and other means.
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Many thanks again for giving your time to tell the Government to #feedpeoplefirst.
“Thank you to the amazing, amazing people who signed our petition – we now have to have a response from the Government.”
FareShare Chief Executive, Lindsay Boswell
30th May 2018
We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Office Drop to provide a regular supply of fresh fruit to the hundreds of charities we support in London.
29th May 2018
FareShare has made enormous strides in our work fighting hunger and food waste this year. We saved an astonishing 16,992 tonnes of food from going to waste. The nutritious, good quality surplus food was enough for 36.7 million meals. It’s an amazing result, particularly given that 1 in 8 people live in poverty in the UK.
28th May 2018
In support of World Hunger Day, the UK’s largest food redistribution charity, FareShare, said that over 600 million meals’ worth of good surplus food is still being wasted every year. In its 2017/18 figures, out today, the amount of quality surplus food FareShare saved from food manufacturers, processors and farmers has increased by 25%, from 13,552 to 16,992 tonnes. This extra food goes to 10,000 frontline charities, 3,000 more than the year before; and the number of people FareShare food helped to feed has increased by 59%, from 484,000 to 772,000 people every week.