FerryFast and Waste Knot partnership with FareShare provides over 1.5 million meals for vulnerable people within one year

A partnership between fresh produce company FerryFast and food redistributors Waste Knot and FareShare has seen more than 643 tonnes of surplus fruit and veg saved from waste and diverted to charities within its first year – enough to create more than 1.5 million meals for vulnerable people. “Everyone has a right to access fresh fruit and vegetables. Wasted produce should no longer be a factor in our communities especially with the aid of the FareShare Surplus with Purpose Fund.” Pete Osborne, Managing Director at FerryFast Waste Knot works to…

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Sainsbury’s and FareShare to launch digital food donation programme, to help get food to those in need

Until 16th October, Sainsbury’s customers will be able to donate online directly to FareShare, the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste. As an extension of Sainsbury’s in-store food donation programme, customers will be able to login to the Sainsbury’s website and make a donation as part of their weekly shop, in order to help support those who need it most. With increasing pressure on charities and food banks up and down the country, 100% of funds raised by Sainsbury’s and its customers will go towards purchasing food, which…

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10 UK charities unite to launch online event, The Massive Get Together, in a bid to raise over £500,000

For the first time, 10 of the nation’s cherished charities are uniting to respond against the impact that COVID-19 is having on the charity sector by staging The Massive Get Together – an online charity event comprising of celebrity entertainment, performance, prize draws and lots of laughs, in a bid to raise £500,000. This special collaborative, relaxed, and fun variety event, the brainchild of one of the UK’s leading charities Volunteering Matters, will be hosted live from London by TV and radio presenters Gaby Roslin and Amanda Byram. “This year…

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G’s diverts more than 1 million meals to vulnerable people across the UK through FareShare partnership

Salad and vegetable producer G’s has diverted more than 450 tonnes of nutritious, surplus veg to the UK’s biggest food charity – enough to create more than 1 million meals for vulnerable people. “As we enter a recession it is likely we will see a significant increase in the number of people experiencing hardship and placed at risk of hunger. With the support of companies like G’s we’re gearing up to ensure we can continue getting healthy fresh food to those who need it most, now and in the difficult…

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Tesco reaches 50 million milestone for meal donations

Tesco has donated more than 50 million meals of surplus food from its stores to charities and community groups over the past five years, the supermarket revealed today. The food has been donated through the Community Food Connection scheme it operates with food redistribution charity FareShare. Every Tesco store in the UK participates in the scheme, which is celebrating five years of helping communities across the country. Each month more than a million meals of food are donated. Since the start of the pandemic almost 700 new groups have signed…

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