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