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.
“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
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.
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.