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
8 March 2019
On International Women’s Day we celebrate the achievements of key female staff helping to run the FareShare networks. Women are key figures in 10 out of 21 of the FareShare Regional Centres across the UK, managing complicated logistical operations that guarantee the success of our mission.
24 January 2019
Our Brighton-based Regional Centre purchased a new chiller which will enable it to provide a staggering 212,000 additional meals to vulnerable people each year.
23 January 2019
Our Glasgow-based Regional Centre has completed a warehouse refit which will enable it to provide a staggering 428,580 additional meals to vulnerable people each year.