Food redistribution charity FareShare is among 16 organisations which have been recognised for exciting and innovative approaches to waste management at the annual AD & Biogas Awards.
FareShare was presented with the prestigious Best Food Waste Supply Chain award.
The award commended FareShare’s work in redistributing 16,992 tonnes of quality, surplus food –which would otherwise have gone to waste – last year, which helped to feed 770,390 vulnerable people every week. This food enabled the UK charity sector to make an estimated saving of £28.7 million.
FareShare achieved this landmark success through three pillars of activity which included involving logistics experts to increase access to available food, introducing new supermarket redistribution programmes – such as store level surplus food programme, FareShare Go – and raising its public profile through consumer brand partnerships.
Lindsay Boswell, FareShare Chief Executive, said: “We are thrilled to have been recognised by the industry at the AD and Biogas Awards.
“2017 saw us redistribute even more surplus food than any other year before, providing it to frontline charities across the UK – so to win Best Food Waste Supply Chain is testament to the tireless efforts of all of our whole network in making our vision of reducing food waste to fight hunger a reality.”
FareShare recently launched ActiveAte, a nationwide campaign providing meals for over 20,000 children across the UK who are at risk of food poverty this school summer holiday.
If you are a business and would like to find out how you can provide surplus child-friendly food to help FareShare feed children this summer, visit http://fareshare.org.uk/giving-food/