FareShare Merseyside redistributes surplus food to over 219 charities and community groups working with vulnerable people across Merseyside and the Wirral. Based at two sites in Speke and the Wirral, their reach includes breakfast clubs, women’s refuges, homeless hostels and luncheon clubs for older people.
Could you help us save good food from going to waste and make a difference to your local community? FareShare Merseyside is calling for volunteers to help at both their Speke and Wirral sites. If you can help redistribute surplus food to people in need across the region, complete our online volunteer application form or call 0151 486 1139 (Speke) or 0151 638 7529 (the Wirral).
Meet FareShare Merseyside’s team of volunteers as they save food from going to waste and deliver it to those in need in Liverpool. Follow them as they pay a visit to Phoenix Community Cafe to see how they are using surplus food to benefit the local community.
“It’s about social isolation, helping older people who can’t get out. We pick them up in a mini-bus, bring them to the club where they receive a healthy nourishing meal and have the opportunity to meet and to make friends, then we take them back home. For many people, it’s the only time they leave the house.”
Ian at Vale House who use food from FareShare at their community lunches
“There’s very little money or grants out there. If we didn’t have Fareshare, a lot of the activities we wouldn’t be able to do. We‘re employing our first staff, now we’re able to do that. What we want to do, is include families and FareShare is a big part of that.”
Chef Tony at Generation Phoenix