Give food

Diverting your surplus food to frontline charities is much easier than you think.

Your business could be eligible for funding to help you reduce your food waste

  • The Surplus With Purpose fund is open to companies seeking to unlock new or hard to reach surplus (or ‘waste’) food, as well as those that haven’t previously worked with FareShare.
  • Businesses could be eligible for funding.
  • We’ll safely divert your edible surplus food via our UK-wide network of nearly 9,500 frontline charities and community groups. Find out more about the food we can accept.

Diverting your surplus food to charities will help you achieve your commitments under the WRAP/IGD Food Waste Reduction Roadmap to Target – Measure – Act to reduce your food waste.


Everything you need to know about working with FareShare, from the food we can accept to retailer authorisations.

How We Look After Your Food

Food safety, full traceability and compliance is at the core of the FareShare operating model.

Retailer Authorisations

FareShare has authorisation from all major retailers to redistribute their own label products made by manufacturers.

Who We Work With

We work with over 500 food companies, from suppliers and manufacturers to retailers, to redistribute their surplus for social good.

*Any financial contribution made by FareShare towards the cost of surplus food redistribution is subject to negotiation and final agreement of the value in writing between FareShare and the recipient.

*Defra has provided a grant of £1.9 million towards this fund, as part of their £15 million scheme launched in January by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, to help redistribution organisations across England to help overcome barriers to getting food currently going to waste onto people’s plates