16 September 2019
We are pleased to announce that Asda stores across the UK have donated more than one million meals worth of surplus food through FareShare Go.
“This is a really significant milestone – one million meals to those in need that wouldn’t otherwise have been provided - and shows how important our partnership with FareShare Go is to help those in need.
“We’re really proud of our Fight Hunger Create Change programme and we know our customers and colleagues are really passionate about us tackling food insecurity. This scheme is helping us to do that right in the heart of our local communities.”
Stephi Brett-Lee, Asda’s Senior Director of Community
Asda has been working with FareShare since 2017 to donate surplus food from more than 340 stores across the UK to charities and community groups serving vulnerable people in their local areas.
Organisations sign up to the scheme through FareShare Go to receive quality, in date produce, which often includes bread, bakery items, fruit, vegetables, and eggs, but can no longer be sold in stores due to damaged packaging.
With help from Asda colleagues and FareShare Go, charities and community groups can receive up to five collections a week from Asda supermarkets, superstores and supercentres across the country.
Lindsay Boswell, Chief Executive at FareShare, said:
“This is a huge achievement for Asda stores across the UK – since launching, we’ve been able to redistribute more than 420,000kg of food to frontline charities and community groups across the country.
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the fantastic response from colleagues in Asda stores who are helping to provide thousands of vulnerable people with much needed food that they otherwise wouldn’t have access to.”
The FareShare Go scheme continues to rollout in Asda stores this year and into 2020.
If you work with a charity or community group and would like to find out more about getting food through FareShare Go, visit https://fareshare.org.uk/getting-food/fareshare-go-support/.