Food banks receive almost £2 million in grants to provide more support to people locked in poverty

More than 90 food banks across the UK have been awarded grants to provide additional support to people in crisis, as the Asda Fight Hunger Create Change partnership between the retailer, the Trussell Trust and FareShare marks its first anniversary As the partnership works to continue tackling the root causes of poverty in the UK, the new grant funding will allow food banks to provide even more vital services to people at the point of crisis. From supplying emergency food parcels to providing on-site debt and money advice, the grants…

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Boots UK partners with FareShare to tackle period poverty in Scotland

Boots UK has announced a new partnership with FareShare to support a Scottish project that offers sanitary products for women and girls on low incomes. Period poverty is a real issue in the UK. A 2018 survey by Young Scot and Scottish Government found that in the last year around one in four (26%) survey respondents at school, college or university had struggled to access sanitary products. Of those, 60% couldn’t access the product they needed, and nearly three quarters (71%) had to ask someone else for a tampon or…

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FareShare’s Christmas appeal: Give a family a hot meal

Food poverty is a growing issue in the UK, with one in eight of us regularly going hungry. FareShare redistributes good quality, in date surplus food through a network of 10,000 charities, including domestic violence refuges, food banks and community centres for those on very low incomes. This year, we’ve seen a huge increase in the number of charities supporting children and families. That’s why our Christmas appeal features Mia, a little girl whose mum, Joanne, worried about putting food on the table. Lindsey Cape, Head of Fundraising at FareShare…

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Morrisons partners with FareShare to launch period poverty campaign

Morrisons supermarkets has launched a campaign which aims to donate 250,000 sanitary products to women in period poverty. The retailer has partnered with food redistribution charity FareShare, to supply to sanitary products to women on low incomes who are forced to prioritise food and other essentials ahead of pads. Morrisons will donate a pad for every pack of own brand sanitary protection bought in-store and online. The products will be delivered to FareShare to distribute to charities and community groups supporting by women and girls, through its network of 21…

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Kellogg’s and Fareshare unite to raise money

Until the 22nd November, 5p from every promotional pack of CornFlakes, Special K and Crunchy Nut sold at Tesco will be donated to FareShare, helping the charity get more food to vulnerable people over the winter months. FareShare CEO, Lindsay Boswell, said: “Kellogg’s are a long term Food Partner of FareShare’s, and we’re so grateful for their incredible support. This promotion will make a big difference to all sort of charities who depend on our food: from domestic violence refuges, community cafes and older people’s centres to homeless hostels and…

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