Giving food

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

FareShare’s £3m Surplus with Purpose Fund makes redistributing your business’s surplus food to charities cost-neutral.

  • The 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 up to £50,000* worth of funding (greater sums can be negotiated where appropriate for high volumes of surplus food).
  • We’ll safely divert your edible surplus food via our UK-wide network of almost 11,000 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.

*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

FAQ

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

How We Look After Your Food

How We Look After Your Food

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

Book a ‘Waste Walk’

Surplus food can occur in your business for a wide range of reasons, and we are here to help when it does.

Who We Work With

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

Why work with us?

Whether it’s boosting staff morale, or achieving your commitments under Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 — working with us can benefit your business.

Meet the Team

Our experienced food team will help you find a cost effective solution to food waste that’s right for your business.