Our Impact

We redistributed 7,185 tonnes of food in 2020/21

2020/21 has been another challenging year. The amount of food redistributed has grown to 7,185 tonnes, and our food reaches over 60,000 people every week.

Last year our food helped over 550 frontline groups provide 16 million meals. 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.

In early 2020 FareShare East Midlands and FareShare West Midlands merged to become FareShare Midlands. Our new region - the largest in the FareShare UK network - has depots in Nechells, South Wigston, Narborough, Nottingham, Chesterfield and Lincoln, with more than 60 hardworking staff and an army of willing volunteers.

Each week we support more community-based organisations in the region who are feeding thousands of vulnerable people, still suffering the after-effects of COVID19, and now dealing with the impact of the cost of living crisis.

At the same time, we have established new employability programmes, with the aim to support 400 people to gain experience, skills and jobs by 2024.

The Stats

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

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