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
17th September 2018
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.
13th September 2018
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.
3rd September 2018
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.
Unit 10, Wilson Road
Leicestershire, LE18 4TP
Tel: 0116 286 7735
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Simone Connolly
Tel: 07863 763 647
Contact: Mark Lewis
Warehouse & Logistics
Tel: 07468 411357
Unit B1 Stainsby Close
Holmewood Industrial Estate
Partner Organisation: Diocese of Leicester