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 over 550 frontline charities reaching more than 60,000 vulnerable people every week.

Helping the Midlands

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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Helping those in need

Homelessness, unemployment, domestic abuse, and drug and alcohol addiction. These are some of the issues our Members are helping thousands of local people overcome.

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Help us reduce waste

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.

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2020/21 Annual Report

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 2021.

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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


Monday - August 15, 2022 6:51 pm

FareShare Midlands is the region’s largest food redistribution charity, fighting food poverty and hunger by tackling waste. We source good quality food that is surplus to requirements from retailers and manufacturers. We rely on an army of volunteers to help redistribute this food to 550 frontline charities such as school breakfast clubs, community centres and organisations supporting those who are homeless, unemployed, socially isolated and recovering from addiction. These organisations provide meals and food parcels to more than 60,000 vulnerable people every week. Find out more: https://faresharemidlands.org.uk

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Tuesday - August 9, 2022 2:41 pm

FareShare Midlands' Lincoln Depot has redistributed over 222 tonnes of food, equivalent to 528,000 nutritious meals to charities and community groups across Lincolnshire.

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Tuesday - August 2, 2022 4:07 pm

Who said veggies had to be savoury?! Check out this delicious recipe for a twist on the classic carrot cake.

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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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