FareShare breaks food surplus record but still can’t meet demand

In December 2022 FareShare received the highest amount of food since their efforts began, thanks to the efforts of their staff, volunteers and the charities they support working through the festive period to get food to people most impacted by the cost of living crisis.

Simon Millard, Director of Food, said: “Without our food partners, we would not have been able to redistribute the equivalent of 6.8 million meals of good-to-eat surplus food, that may otherwise have gone to waste, to the million plus people supported by the charities we provide food to across the UK.

“While our food partners are doing everything they can to get us surplus food, the equivalent of almost 7 billion meals worth of food goes to waste every year that could be redistributed through FareShare to those that need it most. Like us, the charities and community groups we support are clearly worried that they may not be able to meet the extra demand caused by the cost of living crisis, much of it coming from young people, families, and those in work – people who have never had to use these services before. 

“If you are able to support FareShare, through providing food, donating, or signing up to volunteer, your support will help us get more good to eat surplus food to people who need it through what are challenging times for many.”

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