Greater Manchester

FareShare Greater Manchester was launched in October 2008 to support communities to combat food poverty and food waste in and around Manchester. The operation is run by EMERGE 3Rs.

The team redistribute food to over 226 charities and community groups and new organisations are welcome all the time. Our community food members provide vitally needed meals, food parcels and snacks to hundreds of disadvantaged people every day. They work with a huge variety of people experiencing hardship from people who are homeless or unemployed, people dealing with substance abuse, refugees and asylum-seekers at drop-ins, Sure Start Centres, and breakfast and after-school clubs for children and young adults.

Voices from FareShare Greater Manchester…

FareShare Greater Manchester, Cornerstone

“The food that we have received from FareShare today will help us feed 200 vulnerable people.”
 Sister Lucy at Cornerstone, Greater Manchester

“”Breakfast Club is fun” – “I’m never late for school” – “I don’t get tired in the mornings anymore””
Children visiting the Marlborough Road Academy Breakfast Club

News from the FareShare regions

8 March 2019

International Women’s Day: celebrating the women of FareShare

On International Women’s Day we celebrate the achievements of key female staff helping to run the FareShare networks. Women are key figures in 10 out of 21 of the FareShare Regional Centres across the UK, managing complicated logistical operations that guarantee the success of our mission.


18 January 2019

FareShare Greater Manchester redistributed 3 million meals in 2018

Our Greater Manchester Regional Centre provided 3 million meals to people in need in 2018 – a staggering increase of 50 percent from 2017.


31 August 2018

#ActiveAte: Encouraging children to ‘Read and Feed’ in Manchester

Every day around 90 children and accompanying adults attend free Read and Feed summer holiday sessions across three Manchester libraries.


FareShare Greater Manchester

Units E1-8, New Smithfield Market,
Whitworth Street East, Openshaw,
Manchester, M11 2WJ

Tel: 0161 223 8200 option 4

Email: [email protected]

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Partner Organisation: EMERGE 3Rs

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