Giving Back to FareShare: Keiran’s Story

27 November 2018

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Keiran joined FareShare Sussex as a volunteer nearly a year ago, and is now a well-known face in the warehouse. Previously, Keiran had been homeless and he first heard about FareShare when he was staying at a hostel that received food from FareShare.

Keiran loves spending time with his fellow volunteers, and gets a great sense of satisfaction from “giving back to projects I used when I was in need”.

He says: “I like hearing lots of unusual stories about people’s life experiences. It gives me joy seeing people’s faces when we deliver the food.”

Since joining FareShare, Keiran’s completed a forklift truck qualification, and has also found a part-time job at one of the charities FareShare supplies – a local community centre that caters for the over 50s.

“It’s a proper lifeline for some people,” Keiran says. “Whatever I do in the future, I want to carry on helping FareShare.”

Join Keiran and find out more about volunteering in your local area for FareShare here.

“I get to help people in need and we’re opened up to new opportunities that we wouldn’t have otherwise. It gives me joy from seeing people’s faces when we deliver the food.”

Keiran, Volunteer at FareShare Sussex