FareShare Midlands is the region’s largest food redistribution charity. We take good quality surplus food from the food industry and get it to frontline charities all over the Midlands, reaching more than 60,000 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.
Homelessness, unemployment, domestic abuse, and drug and alcohol addiction. These are some of the issues our Members are helping thousands of local people overcome.
Waste is a huge problem in the UK, with more than 3.6 million tonnes of great food thrown away annually. Our goal is to redirect as much of this food as possible, so that hungry people in need can be fed.
The trustees, who are also directors of the charity for the purposes of the Companies Act 2006, present their report with the financial statements of the charity for the year ended 30 June 2022.
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.
Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street visited Fareshare Midlands to discover how it is building on its overall mission to fight hunger and tackle food waste, by creating opportunities through a range of programmes designed to give individuals the skills and qualifications they need to enter the workforce.READ MORE
FareShare Midlands is delighted to be working in partnership with Fareshare UK & Yorkshire Building Society to deliver in-community workshops that will provide advice and information around physical and mental wellbeing, financial resilience and employability along with 1-2-1 additional and tailored support for clients to move them closer to employment, education or training.READ MORE
Karen Pollard started running the Rural Community Larder from her home during the pandemic, but 4 years later it now operates from 3 locations supporting hundreds of local people in food insecurity amid the cost of living crisisREAD MORE
Food poverty is a huge problem in cities like Birmingham, Nottingham and Leicester - 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 children and families, are able to receive at least one nutritious meal every day of the week.