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Anyone heard of Fareshare?

(5 Posts)
PamelaJ1 Mon 26-Oct-20 18:28:38

It is registered as a charity but I can’t quite work out if they are doing something that I would like to support.
Are they simply replicating what the food bank is already doing or are they addressing families with longer term problems?

tidyskatemum Mon 26-Oct-20 18:45:19

They take leftover food from supermarkets and distribute it to charities. The organisation where I used to volunteer got stuff from Tesco but we packed it in after a while as nearly everything was from the bakery and we just couldn’t use half of it. I could never fathom out why Tesco overproduced so many croissants!

vampirequeen Mon 26-Oct-20 20:55:55

The collect from our local Coop shops and distribute to local charities like Homeless and Rootless and the Foodbank.

mcem Mon 26-Oct-20 21:04:26

It's the charity that has Marcus Rashford's support.
My son collects from 3 local supermarkets and takes produce to the depot for distribution. Far more than surplus croissants!

PamelaJ1 Tue 27-Oct-20 08:45:19

Thanks for that information. They obviously need to raise funds for fuel etc.