Sussex

FareShare Sussex was established in 2002 by City Gate Community Projects. The team redistributes surplus food to organisations within the city of Brighton and Hove and the Worthing area, which feed vulnerable groups.

Though Brighton is situated in the south-east of England, the statistics for poverty, deprivation and homelessness outstrip the regional figures and a number of wards are in the most deprived 5% of the country. Brighton also suffers with extremely high levels of drug addiction, consistently recording the highest drug-related death rate in the country.

Many of the volunteers at FareShare Sussex are recruited from the projects FareShare delivers to. Volunteers are provided with accredited training, support and structure to help improve their employment chances.


Voices from FareShare Sussex…

FareShare Sussex, Guy volunteer


“It gives me a routine and time schedule to keep. I also meet and mix with other volunteers. There are training opportunities and I have learnt about healthier food. All this has helped build my confidence and self-esteem.” 
Guy, driver

FareShare Sussex, Lunch Positive


“(FareShare) helps us to provide tasty, filling and nutritious food to homeless and isolated people in Brighton. This gives them the energy to begin to change their lives.”
St Anne’s Brighton


News from the FareShare Regions


17th September 2018

Meet our Volunteer Customer Service Assistant – Peter’s story

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. 

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13th September 2018

The environmental impact of food waste

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.

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3rd September 2018

Meet our volunteer driver’s assistant – Steve’s story

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.

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FareShare Sussex

Unit 3-4 Fairway Business Centre
Westergate Road, Brighton BN2 4JZ

Tel: 01273 671111
Email: [email protected]
Donate: Sussex on Justgiving

Contact: Rachel Carless / Sophie Pike

Partner Organisation: City Gate Community Projects

    

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