Lancashire & Cumbria

FareShare Lancashire and Cumbria is operated by Recycling Lives, a metal and waste recycling business which sustains a social welfare charity. The new centre started operating in October 2015, initially serving the Preston area before expanding to provide food to charities and groups across Lancashire and Cumbria. We work with a variety of community groups, charities and not-for-profits in the North West, from breakfast clubs to homeless shelters.

The FareShare centre is also helping to support Recycling Lives other charitable work, helping vulnerable people back into employment. At the centre, we provide training and work experience for our charity Residents, as well as other disadvantaged individuals.

As a newly established centre, FareShare Lancashire and Cumbria are looking for charities to receive food and volunteers to help us provide this essential service. Get in touch with Project Manager Jeff Green to find out more about receiving food from our FareShare centre, or becoming part of our team.


Voices from FareShare Lancashire & Cumbria…

Ivy Street Community Centre, Blackburn


“FareShare means we get a greater variety of food. We take everything from tins to fresh meat as our families need everything. I don’t know what people would eat if we weren’t able to give them the food from FareShare.”
Christine, Ivy Street Community Centre, Blackburn

Astley Lodge supporting people at risk of homelessness


“The benefits go far beyond the food…it creates social and learning opportunities.”
Jill Charnock at Astley Lodge supporting people at risk of homelessness


News from the FareShare Regions


29 December 2018

Matthew Walker provides puds to those in need at Christmas

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!

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14 December 2018

A festive thank you to Asda for supporting FareShare in 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.

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13 December 2018

Comic Relief super sorters pack food for vulnerable people this Christmas

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.

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FareShare Lancashire & Cumbria

A20, Redscar Business Park
Longridge Road
Preston
PR2 5NE

Tel: 01772 665958
Email: [email protected]

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Partner Organisation: Recycling Lives

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