John Lewis and Waitrose partners to be seconded to FareShare

Partners from John Lewis and Waitrose will be seconded for up to six months within FareShare, improving their day-to-day operations to address food poverty and reduce food waste. The partnership takes place via the John Lewis Partnership’s volunteering programme – The Golden Jubilee Trust (GJT) which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. “When the power of big business turns its attention to delivering major social change then great things can happen. This is why FareShare are thrilled to be supported by the John Lewis Partnership as the expertise and focus…

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Fareshare using the Surplus with Purpose fund to unlock surplus bananas from Compagnie Fruitière

Compagnie Fruitière UK Limited (CFUK) started working with FareShare in August 2019 after hearing about the FareShare Surplus with Purpose Fund. The funding has now enabled them to transport their surplus bananas to our Regional Centres, where they will be redistributed to frontline charities. Previously, this surplus had been going to anaerobic digestion, as, due to the volumes and additional costs involved it was not possible for CFUK to divert the edible bananas to good causes. Thanks to funding from FareShare’s Surplus with Purpose Fund CFUK’s own haulage sub-contractors are…

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60% rise in frozen surplus food going to charities, thanks to funding from WRAP and Islamic Relief

FareShare has seen the amount of frozen food it redistributes to frontline charities grow by 60% in just one year thanks to a new project funded through WRAP’s Food Waste Reduction Fund and a grant from Islamic Relief. FareShare is the UK’s largest food distribution charity. It takes surplus food from the food industry and redistributes it to frontline charities feeding vulnerable people across the country, including breakfast clubs, refuges and homeless hostels. The programme consisted of a year-long trial in two of FareShare’s Regional Centres: Thames Valley in Didcot…

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John Lewis and Waitrose join with FareShare to host Christmas dinners for vulnerable people across the UK

More than 1000 people across the country have been invited to enjoy a festive feast hosted by Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners, as part of the retailers’ campaign to bring people together this Christmas.  Food redistribution charity, FareShare, has nominated more than 50 charities to take part, ranging from homeless hostels to lunch groups for the elderly. Over the next two weeks the charities, the people they support and volunteers will come together to enjoy a Christmas dinner served by Partners  from John Lewis and Waitrose. Some…

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FareShare partners with Islamic Relief UK to distribute Qurbani meat

This year, FareShare will partner with Islamic Relief for the fourth year running to distribute Qurbani meat to vulnerable people across the UK. Recognising that food poverty affects millions of people across the UK, Islamic Relief launched their first UK Qurbani programme in 2016, partnering with FareShare to provide Qurbani meat to vulnerable people up and down the country. This year, through FareShare, donations of meat will be distributed to FareShare centres in England, Scotland and Wales and will feed hundreds of families and individuals throughout the month of August.…

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