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
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.
23 January 2019
The Scottish Government has announced an additional £500,000 will be awarded to FareShare Scotland, to step up their redistribution of surplus food around the country.
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