Success! The Government will respond to the #feedpeoplefirst petition
4 May 2018
4 May 2018
A massive thank you to everyone who supported the #feedpeoplefirst petition – the Government will have to respond.
Thank you so much for signing and sharing the Feed People First petition which we ran in partnership with The Grocer. Your support helped us collect an incredible 16,297 signatures which guarantee a response from the Government and show how important it is to address charitable food redistribution in the UK.
We are humbled by the backing we received for this cause over just a few weeks, especially as it is FareShare’s first public campaign. We feed over 500,000 people each week through our amazing charity partners, yet this represents just 5% of the good surplus food that goes to waste in the UK, whilst 1 in 8 people still go hungry. It is this situation – where hunger and surplus coexist – that we are seeking to address through policy and other means.
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Many thanks again for giving your time to tell the Government to #feedpeoplefirst.
“Thank you to the amazing, amazing people who signed our petition – we now have to have a response from the Government.”
FareShare Chief Executive, Lindsay Boswell
18 January 2019
Veganuary may be for one month but FareShare still need surplus fruit and vegetables so we can help more people in facing hunger all year round.
29 December 2018
Matthew Walker, the world’s oldest Christmas pudding maker have provided an enormous haul of Christmas puddings to FareShare – bringing the total amount of puds redistributed across the network in 2018 to 2880 kilos!
14 December 2018
A massive and festive thank you to Asda for supporting our cause and making a long term commitment to tackling food insecurity in the UK.