We Believe That No Good Food Should Go To Waste

We redistribute surplus food to over 200 charities and community groups that turn it into nutritious meals for vulnerable people across the region.

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FareShare North East is the largest food redistribution charity in the North East. We take good-to-eat surplus food from the food industry and divert it to 339 charities and community groups, reaching more than 36,951 vulnerable people each week. We aim to fight hunger and tackle food waste one step at a time, with the help of our volunteers and supporters.

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People Our Community Food Members Supported in 2021
34200

People Our Community Food Members Supported in 2021

Tonnes of Food Redistributed in 2021
1718

Tonnes of Food Redistributed in 2021

Community Food Members Supported in 2021
285

Community Food Members Supported in 2021

Meals Provided In 2021
4091139

Meals Provided In 2021

Read more about Fighting Hunger

Fighting Hunger

More than a million people in the North East are going hungry every day. We provide food to organisations who support vulnerable people with essential services.

Read more about Tackling Food Waste

Tackling Food Waste

Food waste is a massive problem in the UK, with more than 300,000 tonnes of great food thrown away annually. We aim to redistribute food away from landfill to people who need it most.

Read more about Engaging the Community

Engaging the Community

From corporate volunteer days to delivering an employability and training programme to help people get into work, engaging the community is key to what we do.

We are making a difference in the lives of many

FareShare North East provides charities and community groups with food that takes up over 50% of their food resources. By accessing our surplus food, they are able to save thousands of pounds each year which are often reinvested into other services that the organisation offers. Food provided by FareShare North East enables organisations to continue to make the vital and tangible contribution to the communities they are committed to serving.

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Read more about Volunteer Spotlight – Meet Moira

18th January 2022

Volunteer Spotlight – Meet Moira

FareShare North East redistributes approximately 34 tonnes of surplus food a week to 285 community groups across the north east of England. We could...

Read more about Light Up Wylam 2021

16th December 2021

Light Up Wylam 2021

On Sunday 12th December 2021 at precisely 5pm, Wylam’s residents gathered round a large Christmas tree by Charlie’s Corner to sing carols and count...

Read more about Volunteer Spotlight – Meet Lynsey

16th December 2021

Volunteer Spotlight – Meet Lynsey

In April 2020, Lynsey Jones was put on furlough from her job as a Regional Sales Manager at Balkan Holidays. She started to volunteer...

Read more about Merry Christmas from FareShare North East

16th December 2021

Merry Christmas from FareShare North East

From everyone here at FareShare North East, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! As Christmas is quickly approaching, we would like...

Read more about Making Good Use of Surplus Food with Nourish Food School

16th December 2021

Making Good Use of Surplus Food with Nourish Food School

We caught up with Nourish Food School to talk about their partnership with JET. Check out their surplus Pulled Turkey Burger – great for...

Read more about Newcastle College Student Placements

10th December 2021

Newcastle College Student Placements

In September we were joined by six students who have been getting some hands-on work experience while studying on the Supported Internship placement course...

1 in 4 children are living in food poverty in the North East

Areas of the North East are located in the top 30% for income deprivation in the UK as a result of the region’s continuing economic difficulties, recent reductions in funding for public services and changes to the benefits system. It is forecasted that the North East is likely to face an increasing problem with food poverty over the coming years making FareShare North Easts’ mission to redistribute surplus food to organisations offering vital food services to the households living in food insecurity…more prevalent than ever.

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What do our Community Food Members say about us?

We at Barnard Grove School feel very lucky to be a part of something so positive at this very difficult time and to see the impact on those who need it most.

With the food provided by FareShare North East, we have been able to support refugee families and children in the community with door to door distribution of food and essential supplies. This has helped to mitigate the harsh impact of the COVID-19 and the stay at home measures.

Barnard Grove School Middlesbrough

We love FareShare North East. There is a real “buzz” when the FareShare delivery is received, with everyone excited to see what is in the boxes. This is a very important way [The Eco Shop] to continue to support people and maintain connection with them during this crisis and profits from the shop through the year mean this service can be provided to families for free.

Park End Primary

Thanks to FareShare North East I am still able to get vital food parcels out to our nursery families every Thursday.

Sunshine Day Nursery

It’s brilliant what FareShare gives us… Before FareShare, our foodbank relied mostly on donations from the community and whilst it’s brilliant to have their support, with FareShare we’re able to provide a wider range of items.

Hebburn Helps

People here are very proud. By the time people ask us for help, they need it immediately, as they will have very little. The food from FareShare North East is allowing us to produce even more parcels

Engage Ltd

The support we get from FareShare North East is integral to the work we do, as are the donations and pledges we receive.

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