Media centre

Contact Media Team

National
Jen Glyn

020 7394 2460

Regional
Christie Garratt

020 7394 2476

FareShare Go
Laura Metcalfe

020 7394 2476

Out of hours

07415 241 328

FareShare is the UK’s largest food redistribution charity, redistributing surplus food from the food industry through a network of 11,000 frontline organisations across the UK. FareShare provides enough food to create almost a million meals for vulnerable people every week.

We can arrange:

  • Interviews with our expert spokespeople on a range of issues, including hunger and food waste
  • Visits to our 21 Regional Centres and, where appropriate, to the charities that benefit from the food
  • Interviews with regional spokespeople to give a local angle

If you’re looking for a filming location our Regional Centres are hives of activity, and present a unique chance to show the fight against hunger and food waste in action.

Students

We’re sorry but we can’t help students with essays, journalism, or research projects as we’re a small team with limited capacity. You can find more information about our work here. Alternatively, if you’d like to see the difference we make first-hand, you can volunteer.


Media spokespeople

Lindsay Boswell

CEO

FareShare CEO Lindsay Boswell

Lindsay is passionate about fighting hunger and food waste in the UK. Since he joined the charity in 2010, the number of charities receiving food from FareShare has more than doubled. Lindsay has 25 years’ senior management experience in the voluntary sector. Previously he was the Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising where he doubled income and membership and established the Fundraising Standards Board as a global leader in self-regulation.

Mark Varney

Director of Food and Network Development

Mark Varney, Director of Network Development

Mark has been Director of Food, and now Director of Network Development, at FareShare since 2013, leading the team responsible for FareShare’s partnerships with food manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers and logistics companies in the UK food industry. Mark was previously Director of Sustainable Business at behaviour change agency Corporate Culture. Prior to that he spent the first eight years of his career in a variety of commercial roles at Procter & Gamble.

Alyson Walsh

Commercial Director

Alyson Walsh, Director of Marketing and Campaigns

Alyson is Commercial Director at FareShare, with responsibility for Fundraising, Marketing Communications and Volunteering. With 25 years’ experience in the food and retail sector, Alyson possesses a wealth of industry and consumer knowledge, having previously worked on product development, launches and communication campaigns both in the UK and internationally for Sainsbury’s, Kingfisher and Fortnum & Mason.

She is also an accomplished writer, with work published in the Guardian and Sunday Times.