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.
FareShare Midlands, the region’s largest food redistribution charity, is aiming to raise £50,000 to deliver an extra 200,000 meals to struggling families and individuals across the Midlands this Christmas. Once again, FareShare Midlands is participating in The Big Give Christmas Challenge from 28th November to 5th December. The Big Give is the UK’s largest match-funded campaign and, for seven days, every single donation is doubled.READ MORE
The Coronation Food Project is a new initiative to redistribute more surplus food and use it for social and environmental good across all 4 nations of the UK. The project aims to create a fairer and more sustainable future by:
• targeting all forms of waste in the food supply chain;
• supercharging food redistribution throughout the UK; and
• supporting the wider food sector and pioneering food-rescue initiatives with flexible funding.
From 28th November to 5th December, we are taking part in the Big Give 2023 to raise £50,000 to fund 200,000 meals.READ 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.