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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FareShare launches new fund to help companies divert edible surplus to good causes

FareShare has launched a new fund, the FareShare Surplus with Purpose Fund, aimed at offsetting the additional costs faced by companies seeking to redistribute their edible surplus food to charities and community groups. The £3m fund is open to new companies, as well as companies that already work with FareShare and are seeking to redistribute additional surplus food items. It can also be used to unlock harder to reach surplus food, or surplus food that’s further up the supply chain. Companies could be eligible for up to £50,000 worth of…

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Over 100 businesses ‘Step up to the Plate’ to tackle food waste

More than 100 food businesses have committed to halving their food waste by 2030, signing up to the Government’s Step up to the Plate Stop Food Waste Pledge. Welcoming the announcement, FareShare CEO Lindsay Boswell, said: “We’re delighted so many businesses are engaging with the issue of food waste and taking urgent steps to tackle it. Right now, only 8% of edible surplus food in the supply chain ends up on the plates of vulnerable people, with the rest going to animal feed or to anaerobic digestion. The more companies…

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YOU BUY ONE, WE GIVE ONE: Asda and Warburtons launch new promotion that donates food to charity with every sale

In a first of its kind collaboration, Asda and Warburtons are launching a ‘You Buy One, We Give One’ promotion, which will donate food to charities without any additional cost to customers. The trial, on selected Warburtons products available at Asda, means for every participating item purchased by customers, another Warburtons product will be donated on their behalf to the food redistribution charity FareShare.   The initiative is expected to result in over 1 million products being donated to FareShare, which will distribute the food to local charities including foodbanks,…

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