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This article is about FareShare UK. For FareShare Australia, see FareShare (Australia).
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Motto Fighting hunger, tackling food waste.
Formation 2004
Type Charity
Focus Food waste in the United Kingdom, Food Poverty and Volunteering
Headquarters Unit 7 Deptford Trading Estate, Blackhorse Road, London SE8 5HY.
Over 2,489
Marcus Godinho
Website www.fareshare.org.uk

FareShare is a charity aimed at relieving food poverty and reducing food waste[1] in the UK. It does this by rescuing good quality surplus food that would otherwise have gone to waste and sending it to over 2000 charity and community groups across the United Kingdom.[2]

FareShare only redistributes food inside its best before and use by date; in 2015/16 they rescued 9,070 tonnes of food which would have otherwise gone to waste or landfill.[3] FareShare works with all sectors of the supply chain; producers, manufacturers and retailers. All of the major UK food retailers have encouraged their suppliers to work with FareShare to minimise food waste. FareShare has also run two successful food drives with both Sainsbury's and Tesco.[4]

FareShare contributed towards more than 18.3 million meals in 2015/16, which equates to feeding 211,565 people a week. This food is delivered to a broad range of grass root organisations all across the UK including homeless shelters, day centres, women’s refuge centres and children's breakfast clubs.


In 2010 the charity won "Britain's Most Admired Charity" at the Third Sector awards.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ BBC Inside Out
  2. ^ Rayner, Jay (1 October 2011). "Poverty-stricken families join a lengthening queue for food handouts". The Observer. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Patrick Butler (2012-10-22). "Lobster bisque at the soup kitchen: how a charity is redistributing food". The Guardian. 
  4. ^ Greg Morgan (2012-09-27). "Food bank: We need more food to feed UK's hungry". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  5. ^ Donovan, Tristan (17 March 2010). "Britain's Most Admired Charities". Third Sector. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 

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