We save good food destined for waste and send it to charities and community groups who transform it into nutritious meals for vulnerable people. The food we redistribute is fresh, quality and in date surplus from the food industry and the charities we work with can be found across the UK.

FareShare is a tried and tested solution with over 20 years’ experience working with the food industry. The food we redistribute is in date and good to eat, but has become surplus for simple reasons such as over-production, labelling errors or short shelf-life.
At our 20 Regional Centres across the UK,  staff and volunteers work hard to ensure that food goes out to people who need it every day. Find your local FareShare  and details of FareShare’s National Team below.  Just get in touch, we’d love to speak to you about how you can get involved!

FareShare UK Team and general enquiries

Unit 7 Deptford Trading Estate
Blackhorse Road
London SE8 5HY

Tel: 020 7394 2468
Email: enquiries@fareshare.org.uk


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About food waste

Food waste is a major issue.

Almost 50% of the total amount of food thrown away in the UK comes from our homes. We throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year in the UK, and more than half of this is food and drink we could have eaten.
Wasting this food costs the average household £470 a year, rising to £700 for a family with children, the equivalent of around £60 a month!
There are two main reasons why we throw away good food: we cook or prepare too much or we don’t use it in time.
The foods we waste the most are fresh vegetables and salad, drink, fresh fruit, and bakery items such as bread and cakes.

The good news!
Between 2007 and 2012 avoidable food waste has reduced by 21%, over 1 million tonnes……this amount of food would fill 23 million wheelie bins!

If we all stop wasting food that could have been eaten, the benefit to the planet would be the equivalent of taking 1 in 4 cars off the road.

Saving money does not mean cutting down on the indulgence and fun, if anything, planning well, will leave us with a warm glow of self-congratulation. So what’s the secret?
Love Food Hate Waste has come up with five easy ways to get started..


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