Over 5,500 signatures for the #feedpeoplefirst petition

12th April 2018

#feedpeoplefirst campaign video by Quentin Clark

Thanks to your amazing support we’ve reached over 5,500 signatures on our #feedpeoplefirst petition in two short weeks.

That’s an incredible result and we are so grateful to everyone who signed, shared, told their friends, colleagues and networks. We’re now over halfway to the goal of 10,000 signatures that would guarantee a response to the petition from the Government.


Help us spread the word

With three weeks to go, we need as many people as possible to sign and share: we need at least 10,000 signatures to guarantee a response from the Government.

To help us spread the word please support our Thunderclap. It’s like a digital ‘flashmob’ and means that at an appointed time a joint campaign message is sent from everyone who has signed up. It’s quick and easy to do and will really help us get our message out there with maximum impact.

You’re in good company

Our petition has received some amazing support, including from eco-chef Tom Hunt and journalist and food writer Jay Rayner.

#feedpeoplefirst campaign supporters on Twitter


Please share

If we reach 10,000 signatures, the Government will respond to the petition. If we get 100,000, it will be debated in the Parliament. Every signature counts, so please share the petition with your friends, family, colleagues, networks.

Here’s a sample Twitter post, feel free to copy and share:

.@FareShareUK helps charities feed half a million people a week by redistributing just 5% of UK’s available #surplusfood. Just imagine what we could do with 100,000 tonnes. Help us persuade Government to #FeedPeopleFirst and sign the petition at feedpeoplefirst.org



Will you add your voice to the campaign and sign the petition?

Help us tell the Government to get food to those in need.



Deadline is 3 May 2018


Read more about the #feedpeoplefirst campaign

“If we can get the Government to help make it equally OK for the food industry from a financial perspective to give food to charities as it is to stick it into energy or animal feed, then we would be able to feed many, many of the 8.4 million people in the UK who go hungry.”

FareShare Chief Executive, Lindsay Boswell


17th September 2018

Meet our Volunteer Customer Service Assistant – Peter’s story

Chatting on the phone to book in daily orders of food for the charities we support is one of the many things Peter Richard Houghton helps out with as a Volunteer Customer Service Assistant at FareShare West Midlands in Birmingham. 


14th September 2018

Thank you for helping us #ActiveAte school holidays this summer!

With the help of our generous food partners and supporters, FareShare helped to feed at least 50,000 children across the UK each week this school holiday.


13th September 2018

The environmental impact of food waste

According to the global research organisation the World Resources Institute, if food waste were a country it would be the third biggest emitter of greenhouse gases after the USA and China.