FareShare is working to help charities and community groups access much needed food during this challenging time.
If you have any questions about how your food collections have been affected by Covid-19, read about the measures FareShare has put in place.
FareShare is the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors, made up of 17 independent organisations. Together, we take good quality surplus food from right across the food industry and get it to almost 11,000 frontline charities and community groups.
If you work for a charity or community group and are still operating during the coronavirus pandemic, you may be able to access free food from your local supermarket through our FareShare Go service, or access food from one of our 21 Regional Centres across the UK.
Fill out the form on your right and you will be contacted by one of the FareShare team to match you with the best FareShare service for your needs. In order to receive food, your organisation needs to be equipped to receive, store and redistribute food safely, so we’ll also run through some questions to ensure you are able to use the food in accordance with relevant safety and handling guidelines.
FareShare Go gives you access to free surplus food for your charity or community group via your local supermarket – and it’s all good quality, surplus food.
FareShare will match you with your local store which will send you a notification on your chosen donation day to collect. Then simply pop into store and pick up the food from a friendly member of staff.
The food available to you is good quality food that can no longer be sold. This could be because it has damaged packaging or a short shelf life. This doesn’t have an impact on the standard or safety of the food items available. Food available often includes bread, bakery items and fresh fruit & veg. It will always be within its use by date and good to eat.
FareShare Go works with a number of retailers, including Tesco, ASDA and Waitrose & Partners, to redistribute their perfectly good to eat surplus food from stores to local charities. Around 3,000 stores are now taking part in the programme across the UK.
The food varies from store to store and from supermarket to supermarket, but helps charities and community groups to reduce their weekly food budgets.
Our dedicated Charity Support Centre is here to help you. Call on 0131 608 0967 or email [email protected].
Our lines are open Monday-Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday 6pm-9pm and Sunday and Bank Holidays 2pm-9pm