2017/2018 has been FareShare’s biggest year yet with a huge increase in the number of community groups benefiting from our service. The number of charities that we support increased by 44% to 9,653 and the number of people accessing FareShare food each week rose by 59% to 772,390.
The food we redistributed contributed towards 36.7 million meals and saved the charity sector £28.7 million.
FareShare is making a huge contribution to the resources of the thousands of community organisations we supply food to and to the services they can provide to their beneficaries. The NatCen report ‘Saving Money, Improving Lives’ demonstrates that, by receiving food from FareShare, these frontline organisations are better equipped to provide the adequate support to get people back on their feet.