Our full membership service gives you a weekly supply of fresh food and store cupboard staples for your charity or community group. Perhaps you need fresh meat and veg for your lunch club or tins and packets for your food bank. Whatever your organisation’s needs, you decide the type of food and how much you receive.
When you become a member you are linked with one of our 21 Regional Centres. They manage your membership and provide the food to you. Register your interest in our form on the right and your local team will be in touch to take you through the sign-up process.
The food you receive has become surplus – which means that it is not going to be sold – before it has hit the supermarket shelf. It could be from a grower, a manufacturer or a retailer’s distribution centre.
FareShare is a non-profit charity and to remain sustainable our Regional Centres charge members a nominal fee to cover operational costs. This includes warehouse space, chillers, delivery vehicles and fuel. Furthermore, it is a very small percentage of the value of the food supplied to you. To put it in context, our members estimate that if they had to replace the food they receive from FareShare, it would cost them an additional £7,900 per year on average.
In order to receive food, your organisation must demonstrate that you are fit to provide a safe food service to your users. Don’t worry, we can help you reach these standards if you are not quite there yet.
“We save so much money, which can be re invested back into the day-to-day running of the Centre. ”
Ian, Vale House Community Centre
31 August 2017
Based in Liverpool, The Papercup Project charity has been supporting homeless people with food and drinks for over a year.
20 July 2017
We deliver cereals, bread, fruits and yoghurts to children’s breakfast clubs, who turn it into healthy breakfasts for pupils. One of these is the breakfast club at Deptford Park School in London. We went along to see it in action.
29 August 2017
Former soldier Albert shares how FareShare food helped him when he was struggling.