FareShare East Midlands redistributes surplus food to charities and community groups across the East Midlands, providing a lifeline to over 10,000 people living in the community.
Volunteering opportunities are available at both the FareShare Regional Centre in Leicestershire and the hub in Chesterfield. The East Midlands team work with external agencies, such as the Probation Service, Job Centres and Talent Match to provide essential work based experience for those that are struggling to enter employment.
We provide structured training programmes for those wishing to gain more skills ready for work or for those that are looking for something extremely valuable to do with their spare time we provide a safe and enjoyable place to volunteer and make a real difference to so many lives. Food is a basic human right and all of our volunteers contribute towards our mission of getting good food to as many people in our communities who need it.
“We get a wide range of produce through FareShare, so it gives people the chance to try foods they might not have another opportunity to buy, and gets the children interested in where their food comes from.”
Victoria Centre, supporting the local community in Wellingborough
“The food makes a huge impact for us, we couldn’t move forward as a charity without it. The saving we made last year meant we were able to improve the services we already offered, and start the befriending service.”
Julie at Marlow House, Community Day Care Centre, Desborough
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.
Unit 10, Wilson Road
Leicestershire, LE18 4TP
Email: [email protected]
Tel (all sites): 0116 286 7735
For volunteering: 0795 485 8275
For deliveries: 0746 841 1357
For new member enquiries: 0780 864 8640
Unit B1 Stainsby Close
Holmewood Industrial Estate
Chesterfield S42 5UG
Unit 4, The Oaks Industrial Estate
Leicestershire LE19 2GF
Partner Organisation: Diocese of Leicester