Our impact

2016/2017 has been FareShare’s biggest year yet with a huge increase in the number of community groups benefiting from our service. The number of charities that we support increased by 170% to 6,723 and the number of people accessing FareShare food each week rose by 129% to 484.376.

The food we redistributed contributed towards 28.6 million meals.

Read our Annual Report and Financial Statements 2016-2017


More than meals

FareShare is making a huge contribution to the resources of the thousands of community organisations we supply food to and to the services they can provide to their beneficaries. The NatCen report ‘Saving Money, Improving Lives’ demonstrates that, by receiving food from FareShare, these frontline organisations are better equipped to provide the adequate support to get people back on their feet.

 

One in five charities say they would have to close if FareShare stopped providing food

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75% say they are better able to engage with their services users and provide them adequate support

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Charities estimate it would cost them an average £7,900 a year to replace the food they get from FareShare

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77% say FareShare food has improved the diet of their service users

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53% of service users say their physical strength has improved and 52% say their energy levels are up

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82% of services users that eating a meal at the charity makes them feel part of the community

 

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