FareShare Midlands is the region’s largest food redistribution charity, turning an environmental problem into a social solution. With 8.4m people in the UK struggling to afford to eat, and 131,000 children living in poverty in Birmingham alone, FareShare Midlands core mission has never been more vital. The charity continues to supply good quality surplus food to local community organisations who are tackling hunger, poverty and the effects of the cost of living crisis. At the same time, FareShare Midlands is expanding its services to vulnerable individuals, by creating access to work and training in warehousing and logistics, through their growing employability programmes.
FareShare Midlands is very grateful to Suki Gill, Social Value Lead (Employment) for Serco UK, who recently organised a series of corporate volunteering days at our Nechells depot as part of their social responsibility initiative.
As the region’s largest food redistribution charity, FareShare Midlands turns an environmental problem into a social solution. Our core mission has never been more vital, with 8.4m people in the UK struggling to afford to eat, and 79,000 children living in poverty in Nottinghamshire alone. Despite the rise in the costs of fuel, food and energy, we continue to deliver nutritious surplus food to local community organisations who are tackling hunger, poverty and the effects of the cost of living crisis.
To grow fundraised income, in particular through corporate partnerships and donations, driving forward our ambitious and challenging Fundraising Strategy by helping to grow our portfolio of corporate partners, trust, grant and foundations and community supporters.
Mansfield District Council originally started working with FareShare Midlands through the Nottinghamshire County Council Childhood Obesity Trailblazer programme and Family Action. They now run seven FOOD (Food On Our Doorsteps) clubs in Mansfield. The first club opened in August 2020 during the COVID19 pandemic, so the schemes have been running for almost two years. They have built up slowly, gradually opening additional clubs using FareShare food.
In 2022 the Marlpool URC is celebrating its 200th anniversary as a church. It is part of the umbrella organisation the United Reformed Church which has always had a strong social ethos in terms of demonstrating faith through action, with a focus particularly on helping those who are in need. The Church has a long history of supporting vulnerable people over the years, including through World Wars and different tragedies that the residents of the Country have faced.
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