FareShare North East
FareShare North East is one of 22 FareShare organisations in the UK, whose collective aim is to fight hunger and tackle food waste by partnering with charities to deliver their model in regions across the UK. FareShare North East works across the North East of England to reduce food waste and fight hunger. The organisation sources surplus food from retailers and producers and supplies it to local community projects like homeless shelters and breakfast clubs. In the last year, FS NE re-distributed 300 tonnes of food to 125 community organisations, reaching an average of 10,000 people per week working with ad hoc volunteers. It currently delivers food to projects throughout Newcastle, Northumberland, Tees Valley, Sunderland and County Durham, including breakfast clubs, domestic violence centres, homeless hostels, drop-in centres and food banks. The Fore funded work to improve the organisations’ operational framework to improve efficiency of its warehouses and services.
Funding programme:The Fore Pilot
Funding round:2016 Summer
Location: North East
Sector: Poverty and disadvantage, Health and wellbeing, Housing and homelessness