Central and South East Scotland

FareShare Central & South East Scotland is run by Cyrenians Good Food Programme, a social enterprise with a mission to bring good food to people experiencing disadvantage, isolation, poverty or homelessness. The team redistributes good quality food from the food industry to a wide range of grassroots organisations in the Central & South East Scotland area who provide food and support to vulnerable people.

Cyrenians Good Food is an accredited Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland Centre and offers a range of training including:

• Elementary Food Hygiene

• Elementary Food and Health

• Elementary Cooking Skills

• Good Food Good Health Joint Award: training support workers to teach clients food skills for independent living

If you would like to find out about training or volunteer opportunities get in touch with Craig Buchan and John Muirhead.


Voices from FareShare Central & South East Scotland…

FareShare Central & South East Scotland, Granton Youth Centre


“The people we work with are at risk of poor diets and many lack basic cookery skills. We use the food from FareShare to provide a vital service by giving them a hot meal and also by empowering them through our training to make and create their own meals.”
 
Wendy Weir at Granton Youth Centre


What I’ve noticed is that even though our church has always been community orientated, since we began to receive food through FareShare FoodCloud, the environment has become more excitable. You can actually feel a buzz in the air. People are talking and sharing recipes and menus.”

Lilias at the Avenue Youth Project


News from the FareShare regions


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. 

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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.

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3rd September 2018

Meet our volunteer driver’s assistant – Steve’s story

In the three months since he began volunteering as a driver’s assistant for FareShare South West, army veteran Steve Moss’s hard work and winning smile has already seen him named the Centre’s Volunteer of the Month.

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FareShare Central & South East Scotland

84–86 Jane Street,
Edinburgh EH6 5HG

Tel: 0131 554 3900
Email: [email protected]

FareShare Central & South East Scotland on Twitter

Contacts:
Craig Buchan, Depot Supervisor
John Muirhead, Volunteering Contact

Partner Organisation:
Cyrenians

Click here to apply to volunteer

Visit Cyrenians Website