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    At FareShare Midlands we will do everything we can to continue delivering food to vulnerable people. During this time of crisis, help us deliver more food to the frontline organisations providing a lifeline to those most at risk.

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  • Miles for Meals

    Join our active challenge to get your body moving to support vulnerable people in the Midlands living in food poverty.

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  • Holiday Hunger

    Help get food to vulnerable children and families this summer. Every £1 could provide four meals for children in need.

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  • Meals from Surplus Competition

    We love seeing all the creative dishes our Community Food Members produce with our surplus food, so we thought we would create a monthly competition so that you can all show off your talents and share your ideas!

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Fighting hunger | Tackling food waste

FareShare Midlands is the region’s largest food redistribution charity. We take good quality surplus food from the food industry and get it to 450 frontline charities reaching more than 35,000 vulnerable people every week.

According to the government, more than a million people in the Midlands live in poverty and struggle to feed themselves and their families. These are the people our Members are trying to support.

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Homelessness; unemployment; domestic abuse; and drug and alcohol addiction. These are some of the issues our Members are helping thousands of local people come to terms with.

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Waste is a huge problem in the UK, with more than 300,000 tonnes of great food thrown away annually. Our goal is to redirect as much of this food as possible, so people in need can be fed.

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We're making a difference...

Almost 60% of the organisations we work with, particularly charities and community groups, would not be able to survive without the support of FareShare Midlands. By accessing our surplus foods, they are able to save thousands of pounds every year. And often, these savings really make the difference, allowing them to stay open and continue making the vital and tangible contribution to the communities they are committed to serving. For without us, many could not stay open.

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Latest News

Thursday - February 4, 2021 10:15 am

ISRA UK (ISRA) is a charity organisation focused on fighting poverty worldwide. Their work in Birmingham is focused on providing social and food support to vulnerable people.

Thursday - February 4, 2021 10:13 am

Whilst 2020 was a year unlike any of us had known, we had more people than ever before fundraise for us through all kind of interesting events, challenges, and as part of celebrations for a special occasion.

Thursday - February 4, 2021 10:11 am

Central England Co-op Central England Co-op (CEC) have been our long-standing partners for some time now, with their support we are able to help give food to those who need it, which would have otherwise gone to waste.


Up to 1 in 4

young people go hungry every day

Food poverty is a huge problem in cities like Nottingham, Leicester, Derby and Lincoln, and big towns like Northampton – particularly among people aged 18 and under. Yet perfectly good food is wasted every day by food retailers and the wider UK food industry. At FareShare Midlands, we are passionate about redirecting this food, so people who are going hungry, particularly young people, are able to receive at least one nutritious meal every day of the week.

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