FareShare Yorkshire supports over 183 charities and community groups across 2,500 sq miles covering Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster, Huddersfield, Leeds, Bradford, Halifax and York. FareShare Yorkshire has been operating for 19 years from its Barnsley base and now has a Sub-Regional Centre in Leeds working in partnership with Leeds City Council and the Leeds Food Aid Network.
They provide support, through the surplus food they deliver, to community groups that feed vulnerable people in Yorkshire communities. Volunteer opportunities and an Employability Programme of accredited QCF training in Warehousing and Fork Lift Truck operation along with Mentoring support also helps individuals on a path to employment. Our Employability Programme is funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
To find out more about these opportunities contact Gareth Batty.
“Our lives would be significantly shorter without the home-cooked meals every day.”
Andy, Resident at Emmaus Sheffield
“I come in Wednesdays and deliver food to charities in Leeds. People are glad to see you, and you know that you’re making a difference to the people that you’re delivering to.”
Andy, volunteer driver at FareShare Yorkshire
18 July 2018
This week FareShare is celebrating being one of eight charities to be awarded grants from the Government’s £500,000 Food Waste Reduction Fund.
28 May 2018
In support of World Hunger Day, the UK’s largest food redistribution charity, FareShare, said that over 600 million meals’ worth of good surplus food is still being wasted every year. In its 2017/18 figures, out today, the amount of quality surplus food FareShare saved from food manufacturers, processors and farmers has increased by 25%, from 13,552 to 16,992 tonnes. This extra food goes to 10,000 frontline charities, 3,000 more than the year before; and the number of people FareShare food helped to feed has increased by 59%, from 484,000 to 772,000 people every week.
15 May 2018
Schools receiving surplus food from food redistribution charity FareShare have talked about the crucial role of food to best equip their pupils during SATs week.