East Midlands

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

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.


Voices from FareShare East Midlands…

FareShare East Midlands, Victoria Centre


“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

FareShare East Midlands, Marlow House


“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


News from the FareShare regions


17th September 2018

Meet our Volunteer Customer Service Assistant – Peter’s story

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. 

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13th September 2018

The environmental impact of food waste

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.

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3rd September 2018

Meet our volunteer driver’s assistant – Steve’s story

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.

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FareShare East Midlands

Unit 10, Wilson Road
South Wigston
Leicestershire, LE18 4TP

Tel: 0116 286 7735
Email: [email protected]

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Contact: Simone Connolly
Project Manager 
Tel:
07863 763 647

Contact: Mark Lewis
Warehouse & Logistics
Tel:
07468 411357

FareShare in Chesterfield

Unit B1 Stainsby Close
Holmewood Industrial Estate
Holmewood
Chesterfield
S42 5UG

Partner Organisation: Diocese of Leicester

Click here to apply to volunteer

Diocese of Leicester