FareShare East Anglia is based in Ipswich and has been operating in the region over two years, saving good food from going to waste and redistributing it to charities and community groups across the East of England.
Last year saw the FareShare East Anglia team divert 223 tonnes of surplus food to 71 charity members – enough to provide over 500,000 meals for people at risk of hunger.
If your organisation or project supports vulnerable people in your community and you are either a charity, not-for-profit organisation, community group or social enterprise providing a meal service, please register your interest and we will be in touch.
We are looking for interested organisations in and surrounding Ipswich, more specifically the areas of:
We are also looking for interested organisations in Cambridge and Norwich. If you are outside this area, you are still welcome to register your interest and we will let you know as soon as we come to your area.
Our Community Food Membership Pack will provide you with more information on the FareShare service and the benefits of receiving food from FareShare East Anglia.
We are also looking for people to help us get food to the people who need it most. If you are interested in volunteering at the Regional Centre in Ipswich drop us a line at [email protected]. We’d love to hear from you. Visit our volunteer page for details of volunteer roles at FareShare or apply to volunteer at FareShare East Anglia now by completing our online application form.
This project is kindly supported by a £500,000 grant from The Global FoodBanking Network and their partner Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
“We receive good quality food to make healthy packed lunches for local children. Without the support of FareShare, the cost of purchasing food would have been much more expensive and as a result it may have made our holiday programme a non-starter.”
Claudia Perrino, from school holiday programme Fit and Fed Ipswich
“You can’t teach anyone if they are hungry. What the young people are getting from FareShare is different and better quality food. They are learning basic social skills such as eating together, how to set a table and how to carve the chicken once they have cooked it.”
Nancy Sinclair, Senior Tutor for Nacro Ipswich