Monday - June 5, 2023 4:00 pm     

In honour of Volunteers' Week (1st to 7th June), at FareShare Midlands we want to celebrate our volunteers’ incredible impact on our mission to maximise the social value of surplus food. Their hard work and dedication not only make a tangible difference in our community, but also inspire others to join us to fight hunger, tackle waste and create opportunities.

Tuesday - May 30, 2023 11:17 am     

We are aware of the immense pressures on the local charities and community organisations that we support. We understand that many of you are facing particularly challenging times, when the number of people coming to you for help is rising. We know that many of you are concerned about the current food situation and, while we can’t see into the future, we can keep you as informed as possible and reassure you that FareShare Midlands and FareShare UK are doing all that we can to navigate this crisis.

Friday - May 19, 2023 1:50 pm     

Our volunteer warehouse assistants provide priceless support with helping to sort and store food in our warehouses.

Friday - May 19, 2023 10:28 am     

Follow the journey of surplus food from one of FareShare's food partners, Gousto, through FareShare Midlands Regional Centre and then out to some of the charities and community groups who get it to people in need.

Friday - May 19, 2023 9:17 am     

Our drivers are the vital link between us and our charity members. As a driver you will drop off the weekly orders of food at local charities and collect surplus from food businesses with the help of a driver's assistant.

Tuesday - May 16, 2023 1:11 pm     

Become a Trustee at FareShare Midlands to help support and guide the delivery of our vision of a Midlands region where no one goes hungry when there is food being wasted.

Monday - May 15, 2023 2:58 pm     

Last year FareShare Midlands redistributed almost 6,000 tonnes of good-to-eat surplus food – that’s the equivalent of approximately 1,000 elephants! Clearly, not all of this is simply what you might find in the “reduced to clear” area in your local supermarket. Surplus food is, put simply, food that is surplus to requirement – and can be found at any stage of the food production chain, including: farms and growers, production and manufacturers, supermarkets and grocery stores, and hospitality and event providers.

Thursday - May 4, 2023 4:22 pm     

Simone Connolly recently spoke to Feron Jayawardene from Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce about her journey from volunteer to Chief Executive, and the difficulties facing the charity

Friday - April 21, 2023 7:49 am     

Andy Parkinson has made the decision to step down as FareShare Midlands Head of Operations and Food at the end of June.

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FareShare News

Tuesday - December 13, 2022 5:08 pm     

Take a look at our top tips for making your Christmas more sustainable and lower waste.

Wednesday - November 23, 2022 5:57 pm     

From 29th November to 6th December, FareShare Midlands took part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022. To meet growing need, the region’s largest food redistribution charity wanted to raise £50,000, to help deliver an extra 200,000 meals to vulnerable families and individuals living in deprived communities across the Midlands.

Friday - October 28, 2022 3:36 pm     

A survey has been carried out by FareShare UK to assess the impact of the Cost of Living Crisis on the charities and community groups receiving our food. Here are the results from members in the Midlands.

Monday - October 17, 2022 5:38 pm     

The cost of living in the UK has been rising since late 2021, affecting businesses and households across the country. This inflation is thought to be the result of a number of contributing factors; the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brexit and the challenges within the supply chain, and ongoing geopolitical issues between Russia and Ukraine. The combination of these factors has resulted in increased costs for energy, petrol and food, resulting in millions of people across the country struggling to stretch their income to match rising bills.

Friday - October 14, 2022 9:54 am     

It’s World Food Day on Sunday 16 October 2022 and FareShare Midlands in Lincolnshire, the local branch of the UK's top food redistribution charity, is urgently calling on the good people of Lincolnshire for ongoing help.

Thursday - October 13, 2022 11:30 am     

Kindly funded by the SSP Foundation, a brand new 18 tonne MAN truck has been added to the FareShare fleet, to help distribute more food to vulnerable communities.

Tuesday - September 27, 2022 11:38 am     

As the Cost of Living Crisis continues, saving money is on everyone’s mind – and reducing food waste is a straightforward way to do this. On average, each UK household throws away £496 worth of food every year. Households are responsible for 70% of the UK's food waste - equalling 10.5 billion meals and two thirds of the 6.6 million tonnes of food we throw away is edible. Here are 8 top tips to reduce the food that ends up in your bin - helping your waistline, your wallet and your planet!

Monday - September 5, 2022 3:22 pm     

Kind-hearted Brits left gifts in Wills to 10,670 different charities last year, the highest number recorded over the past decade, according to research marking the start of Remember A Charity Week.

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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