Giving food

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

FareShare has 25 years’ experience working with the food industry to safely divert edible surplus through our UK-wide network of frontline charities fighting food poverty.

We’ll work with you to get your food to good causes in a way that’s cost effective and makes sense for your business.

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

The FareShare Surplus with Purpose Fund* will offset the costs of diverting surplus food to charities, and is open to companies seeking to unlock new or hard to reach surplus food, as well as those that haven’t previously worked with FareShare. Your business could be eligible for up to £50,000** worth of funding (greater sums can be negotiated where appropriate for high volumes of surplus food).

Working with FareShare enables you to make progress towards achieving your commitments under the WRAP/IGD Food Waste Reduction Roadmap to Target – Measure – Act to reduce your food waste, it:

  • Allows businesses to measure and report consistently and with confidence
  • Helps food businesses take targeted action to reduce waste in their own operations, their supply chain and from consumers
  • Helps the food sector deliver against Courtauld 2025 targets
  • Helps the UK deliver its part in Sustainable Development Goal 12.3

Work with FareShare to ensure your surplus is used to feed vulnerable people, rather than go into anaerobic digestion, animal feed or landfill.

Please complete the form on the right, email us or call us so that we are able to talk to you about how to participate in the programme.

*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

**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.

Are you missing opportunities to identify surplus food that could be redistributed to charities?

Book a ‘waste walk’ with a member of FareShare’s experienced food team. We’ll visit your site/sites, map out areas where surplus could occur, and work with you to put together a plan to manage it.

Sign up for a Waste Walk

Support FareShare this summer

If you want to donate food to our Holiday Hunger campaign, please Support FareShare This Summer.

Or if you’d like to speak to a member of our team about diverting your surplus to FareShare, contact 020 7064 8911 or [email protected].

The Food We Take

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

Retailer Authorisations

FareShare South West

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

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.

Who We Work With

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

How We Use Your Food

how we use your food

Once your food is received into one of our UK-wide warehouses, it will be stored, sorted and distributed to charities in the local area.

Our Framework

How We Can Help

Our step-by-step framework designed to help you embed food redistribution in your company’s processes.

Meet the Team

Meet The Team

Our dedicated Food Team has a wealth of industry experience. Find out who they are and how they can help turn your surplus food into social good.