Comic Relief super sorters pack food for vulnerable people this Christmas
13 December 2018
13 December 2018
150 Comic Relief staff rolled up their sleeves to help FareShare’s volunteers sort the whopping 19 pallets of packets and tins collected at the Tesco Food Collection last week. These store cupboard essentials will be sent to 10,000 frontline charities across the UK, including homeless hostels, refuges, food banks and breakfast clubs for children. They will be redistributed alongside fresh, in date surplus meat, fish, cheese and fruit and veg, and used to create hearty, healthy meals for those in food poverty.
FareShare CEO Lindsay Boswell, said: “Every year our biggest challenge is sorting these donations quickly, so they can be delivered to charities up and down the country. The Comic Relief team put in an absolutely sterling effort, sorting the food at astonishing speed. We can’t thank them enough – it’s going to make such a difference in the run-up to Christmas.”
“We also want to thank SEGRO for donating one of their warehouses. Without them we couldn’t possibly have pulled off this feat of super sorting.”
“Every year our biggest challenge is sorting these donations quickly, so they can be delivered to charities up and down the country. The Comic Relief team put in an absolutely sterling effort, sorting the food at astonishing speed.”
Lindsay Boswell, FareShare CEO
18 January 2019
Veganuary may be for one month but FareShare still need surplus fruit and vegetables so we can help more people in facing hunger all year round.
29 December 2018
Matthew Walker, the world’s oldest Christmas pudding maker have provided an enormous haul of Christmas puddings to FareShare – bringing the total amount of puds redistributed across the network in 2018 to 2880 kilos!
14 December 2018
A massive and festive thank you to Asda for supporting our cause and making a long term commitment to tackling food insecurity in the UK.