2019/20 has been our biggest year yet. We’ve seen the number of members grow to 550 and the amount of food redistributed go up to 4500 tonnes.
A typical member of FareShare saves an average of £7,900 from their food budget each year, and 87% say the savings they have made by being a FareShare member has enabled them to reinvest this saved money into other support services for their community.
Recently, FareShare East Midlands and FareShare West Midlands have merged to become FareShare Midlands. Our new region, which will be the largest in the FareShare UK network, combines two well established and successful organisations that are united by the same mission: to redirect as much surplus food as possible to people in need.
It represents a huge opportunity to support many more community-based organisations in the region who are feeding thousands of vulnerable people every week.
One in five charities say they would have to close if FareShare stopped providing food
75% say they are better able to engage with their services users and provide them adequate support
Charities estimate it would cost them an average £7,900 a year to replace the food they get from FareShare
77% say FareShare food has improved the diet of their service users
53% of service users say their physical strength has improved and 52% say their energy levels are up
82% of services users that eating a meal at the charity makes them feel part of the community